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1 Day / 1 Goal 500 gifts = $50,000




As part of our end of fiscal year countdown, an anonymous donor has generously issued a challenge to the entire BC High community. The donor will give $50,000 to The Fund for BC High if, over the span of 24 hours, we receive 500 gifts. 

Co-Curriculars
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National Honor Society

Boston College High School is proud to sponsor the Robert J. Fulton, S.J. Chapter of the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society (NHS) was created by the National Association of Secondary School Principals to recognize high school students who have distinguished themselves in their school and community in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service.

List of 4 items.

  • Character

    Members of the National Honor Society have strength of character. Applicants must demonstrate that they are friendly, helpful, polite, mature, respectful, and show concern for others. Members of the National Honor Society are expected to comply with the school’s code of behavior as described in the student handbook and to uphold the highest standards of honesty and integrity at all times. Violations of the school’s code of behavior as stated in the student handbook may result in the withholding of an invitation to apply for membership, or the removal of a member from the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society.
  • Leadership

    Members of the National Honor Society have a positive attitude and inspire positive behaviors in others. Through active participation in class, school clubs, sports, service initiatives, community organizations, and/or employment, applicants for membership should demonstrate enthusiasm, dependability and generosity with their time and effort. This may include holding formal leadership positions (ex: Treasurer, Editor, Team Captain) or making significant contributions (ex: recruiting new club members, writing articles for the newspaper, organizing a fundraiser, etc.)  Applicants should offer clear descriptions of their co-curricular roles in their application. 
  • Scholarship

    Members of the National Honor Society are scholars. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 is required of all applicants. Students who meet this standard at the end of their sophomore or junior year are invited to apply. Beyond the grade point average, applicants must be a positive presence in their academic classes. They must show initiative and dependability, work well with other students, exhibit a strong work ethic, and demonstrate openness to growth.  
  • Service

    Members of the National Honor Society are committed to service in the school and in the broader community. All students applying for membership must be current with the completion of required community services hours for their grade level at BC High. Applicants are invited to include any additional community service hours as an optional part of their application. After induction into the National Honor Society, all members are expected to offer significant service to the school community as tutors in the Academic Resource Center, as ambassadors at Open House and Admissions events, and in other capacities.

Membership

Each year eligible juniors and seniors are invited to apply for membership in the National Honor Society. Applications are reviewed by a committee of BC High teachers.

To be approved for membership, each applicant must provide evidence that he has attained a high standard of each of these characteristics:

  • Scholarship
  • Character
  • Leadership
  • Service

Contact Us

For questions or more information about the BC High National Honor Society, please contact Mrs. Patricia Keenan-Byrne at kbyrne@bchigh.edu.