National Honor Society
Bullis annually selects students to its chapter of the Senior National Honor Society in accordance with the society’s national by-laws. “Membership in the National Honor Society is a privilege, not a right, based on the four criteria of scholarship, character, service and leadership” (N.H.S. Constitution).
Selection Process: Students possessing a cumulative average of 89 percent are nominated for membership. The difficulty level of the student’s course load is a consideration of nomination. Students wishing to pursue their nomination complete a student activity form detailing information on their service to the school and community, participation in school life and areas of leadership. The N.H.S. advisors compile a file on each student, which includes his or her activity form, transcript, conduct record and a faculty evaluation based on the four criteria.
A faculty council is responsible for electing students to membership. Members of the faculty council evaluate anonymous copies of each student’s file. A student must receive at least three positive votes to be accepted for membership. After a final tally of the votes, the advisors inform the faculty council of the students they elected. The N.H.S. advisors then send letters to all nominees informing them of the decision of the faculty council.
Membership: A student must maintain a cumulative average of 91.5 percent and participate actively in N.H.S. activities to remain a member. Any student who fails to meet the society standards comes before the faculty council to discuss the situation. The faculty council may dismiss any student who violates the by-laws of the society or the rules of the school.
Funds raised by N.H.S. students are donated to national charities. N.H.S. also performs community service at Bullis and for the community at large.
Middle School National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society is an organization designed "to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship." National Junior Honor Society students engage in school and community service. They help coordinate the annual Thanksgiving baskets project and spring cereal drive in addition to other annually selected projects. Seventh and 8th grade students apply and are selected for NJHS at the end of the second trimester.