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National Honor Society Pre-Application Announcement

National Honor Society Pre-Application Announcement

National Honor Society Pre-Application Announcement for the Classes of 2017 & 2018

Applications for the Rev. James Bowler, S.J. Chapter of the National Honor Society are due Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The application and forms are currently posted on Schoology for those students eligible for acceptance.

Criteria for NHS Membership

1.       ScholarshipStudents who have completed either their Sophomore or Junior year in June 2016 and who have attained a 3.40 or higher yearly and cumulative GPA will be invited by Mr. Dennis via Schoology in late July to apply. Eligible applicants will be enrolled in a special course titled, “2016 Invited to Apply to NHS: Section 1.”

2.       LeadershipThe applicant must currently be involved in at least two extra-curricular activities (either in or outside of school).  In addition, the applicant must also serve in at least one leadership role in the community, church, or in the school.  A signed letter of recommendation (blank recommendation form found on Schoology) from an adult from one of the leadership or extra-curricular organizations is required. Applicants must upload the blank recommendation form to Notability where they can then edit and submit the completed form to Schoology.

3.       Character:   The applicant must pass screening by the Fairfield Prep faculty. Teachers will receive the list of eligible applicants in late August.

4.       Timeline:  

July 2016                      

a) Applicants will be contacted and invited to apply based on a yearly and cumulative GPA of 3.40 as of June 2016.

b) Application posted on Schoology through a special class.


Late August 2016               Faculty screening of eligible applicants will begin in late August.


September 7, 2016             Online Applications are due: Wednesday, September 7 by 3:00PM.


September 16, 2016           Notification of status sent.


September 28, 2016           Honors Awards and NHS Induction Ceremony

St. Thomas Aquinas Church

1719 Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824


Contact Mr. Corey J. Dennis at with any questions regarding the National Honor Society.