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Science Honor Society

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Overview-Science Honor Society

Overview-Science Honor Society


The organization of the Science National Honor Society is one of volunteers who are teachers, scientists, and business people.  These people are dedicated to creating a new cadre of scientific young people who will help to run tomorrow's high-tech world.

Science NHS Objectives:

  • Encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought
  • Advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science
  • Communicate with the scientific community
  • Aid the civic community with its comprehension of science
  • Encourage students to participate in community service and in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all humankind.


New Member Academic requirements:

  • Must be an 11th or 12th grade student at Mahwah High school
  • Must have completed at least one honors level or AP level science course at MHS.
  • Must be currently enrolled in at least one honors level of AP level science course.
  • Must have an overall weighted MHS GPA of a 90% or higher.
  • Must have an unweighted Science average across core science courses of 88% or higher.

Other requirements for eligibility:

As a member of the Society, you must:

  • attend all meetings - There will be one meeting per month for all members.  Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of every month.
  • must show active participation in a minimum of 2 Science activities (see by laws for more details, or contact the advisor if you have questions)
  • be an active participant in all meetings and events
  • must attend induction ceremony each year
  • show academic integrity and character as noted by no recorded incidents of cheating, plagiarism, misconduct, insubordination or intentional dishonesty.

Additional Information

  • If students have questions about membership, they should see their Science teacher.
  • Your application will be reviewed by MHS faculty.
  • New members will be invited to a formal induction ceremony.  Family members are invited to attend.

Membership Forfeiture:

To retain Science National Honor Society Membership, one must maintain the standards required for membership. All students must be an active participant in 2 science-related activities. Seniors must be enrolled in a Science class in order to retain membership. Any member that falls below the membership standards, which were the basis for selection, shall be promptly informed in writing. 

Meeting Time:

Second Thursday of the month at 2:20PM

Meeting Place: 

Room 704 or 702

 Science NHS Chapter By Laws


Mr. Gwen Calvez



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