Honor Societies

The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization that recognizes exceptional secondary school honor students. Students are recommended by the administration and teachers on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service and character.

National Honor Society

To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a member of the sophomore (10), junior (11) or senior class (12) and have attended American Heritage of South Jordan for one semester. Scholastically, a student must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7 for the previous three (3) semesters (GPA is unweighted.)  Leadership is based on one (1) or more school and community activities (Scouting, church groups, school clubs or activities, etc.). Membership alone in a club/organization/project does not guarantee acceptance into the National Honor Society. Candidates must have participated in the activities of the organization. The service requirement obligates students to participate in three (3) or more service projects in the school and community. Character is measured in terms of integrity, behavior, and cooperation with both faculty and students. Applications are available at the beginning of each semester and require a letter of recommendation from a current faculty member. Society officers are appointed annually.

Membership in the National Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility. Members are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Failure to do so can result in warnings and dismissal from the Society. Deficiency in any or all of the above can disqualify a student from membership.

National Junior Honor Society

To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a member of the seventh (7), eighth (8), or ninth (9) grades and have attended American Heritage of South Jordan for one semester. Scholastically, a student must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7 for the previous three (3) semesters (GPA is unweighted.)  Leadership is based on one (1) or more school and community activity (Scouts, church groups, school clubs or activities, etc.)  Membership alone in a club/organization/project does not guarantee acceptance into the National Honor Society. Candidates must have participated in the activities of the organization. The service requirement obligates students to participate in three (3) or more service projects in the school and community. Character is measured in terms of integrity, behavior, and cooperation with both faculty and students. Applications are available at the beginning of each semester and require a letter of recommendation from a current faculty member. Society officers are appointed annually.

Membership in the National Junior Honor society is both an honor and a responsibility. Members are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Failure to do so can result in warnings and dismissal from the Society. Deficiency in any or all of the above can disqualify a student from membership.