Oklahoma High School Honor Society

Rules and Regulations 210:35-23-2

  1. The organization shall be known as either the Oklahoma Middle School or Oklahoma High School Honor Society;

  2. The purpose of this society shall be to promote high standards of scholarship among the students in the schools of Oklahoma;

  3. Every accredited middle school or high school in the state is eligible to organize a local chapter of the society;

  4. Each chapter shall take the name of the local school. The full name of the local organization shall be “(Name of School) Chapter, Oklahoma (middle, junior high, or high school) Honor Society;

  5. Ten percent of the middle school or high school enrollment, whichever is applicable, will be eligible for membership;

  6. Only those students enrolled in grades included in the school are eligible for membership; The ten percent of the student body making the highest average marks in the school may be nominated;

  7. Forms to be used in listing students that have been nominated for membership will be sent to the local school authorities prior to February 1 of each year. Membership will be based upon work done during the first semester of the current year and the second semester in the preceding year. The standing of students enrolled in the first year of a particular organizational level will be based on the work done during the first semester of the current year;

  8. The local chapter may be organized as soon as nominations are made. Nominations should be approved by the local school officials not later than March 15 of each year. A list of students nominated should be sent to the State Department of Education, Accreditation Section, on forms furnished for that purpose. A certificate of membership for each person approved will be sent to the local school authorities. These certificates will be distributed in time for closing school exercises in the spring;

  9. At the time the certificates are presented, there should be appropriate ceremonial exercises. This is usually done in connection with the commencement program or special awards assembly;

  10. The local school officials shall have authority to make additional rules pertaining to school attendance, department, and student activities

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