Gold Standard Program
The Gold Standard Program is designed for freshman and sophomore students as the keystone between National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) in middle school to the National Honor Society (NHS) program for juniors and seniors. Gold Standard is intended to create and continue enthusiasm for academic scholarship, stimulate a desire to serve others, promote leadership, and develop character of high school students in grades 9 and 10.
The Gold Standard program is created to bridge the gap between NJHS, which is composed of students in grades sixth through eighth, and NHS for students in grades 11 and 12. In addition to the implementation of the Gold Standard program, National Honor Society, previously reserved for seniors only, is being expanded to include juniors, thus creating a continuous pathway of recognition and support for students who are academic achievers and service leaders.
The Gold Standard
program will act separately from NHS, yet will implement many of the same qualities
found in National Honor Society. Students
in the Gold Standard program will have
completed 12 hours of community service within the last month of the
application process, maintained the cumulative scholastic average of 85
percent, exemplified leadership skills and demonstrated high moral character. The Gold
Standard is a great opportunity for students in grades 9 and 10 to maintain
academic standards to prepare them for NHS. This is the district’s first honors program for freshman and
To learn more about the Gold Standard Program and National Honor Society at each of the District's three high schools, please follow the links below.