GHS National Honor Society





General Information 

The Gaithersburg High School Chapter of the National Honor Society recognizes outstanding students for their academic achievement as well as their achievements in leadership, service, and character. Students at Gaithersburg High School may apply for membership in the National Honor Society if they meet the following qualifications:

  • Achieved and maintained, as a senior or junior, a cumulative, unweighted GPA of at least a 3.5;

  • Demonstrated leadership ability and character qualities;

  • Demonstrated service to the Gaithersburg High School community (at least 60 hours);

  • Gained approval by the Faculty Council.

Juniors and Seniors may apply.  An informational meeting will be held on September 6, 2019; please listen for the morning announcements for further details and visit our table at Back to School Night 2019.

The Gaithersburg High School Faculty Council reads the applications and makes final decisions concerning membership. The induction ceremony will take place on an evening to be determined in the Gaithersburg High School Performing Arts Center.

Juniors who do not qualify for membership may apply again at the beginning of their senior year, providing their GPA is 3.5 or higher.

Application Process

Read all material carefully. Here is the link for the application:

Submit everything to Ms. Gable  in the NHS designated box, located in the main office, by Friday September 27, 2019 NO LATER THAN 2:20pm. Late applications will NOT be accepted under any circumstances.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COLLECTING AND SUBMITTING EVERYTHING IN ONE ENVELOPE including all Teacher/Sponsor references to Ms. Gable BY Friday September 27 2019

Potential candidates will be critiqued based on their demonstration of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.


Once inducted, National Honor Society members are required to participate in the tutoring program, volunteer projects, and fundraisers. Other activities will be announced at our monthly meetings  held in room 3059 on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month during lunch.

Please contact Mr. Geoffrey Barron, NHS Sponsor and Gaithersburg

NHS email: contact an Officer to get the remind code. Here is the Google classroom code: mtuto5

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NHS serves GHS by Tutoring

If you need some help in a class or maybe tips on review and note-taking, request an NHS tutor here. NHS members can tutor a wide range of subjects, including APs, and are available during showtimes, lunches, as well as before/after school. Please fill out the form on the following link so that we can match you with a tutor based on your needs and availability.

Counselors and teachers may also use this form to request a tutor on behalf of their students.We have a database of tutors waiting to serve. Please complete the link below.

Link to request a tutor:


The National Honor Society is a group of elite students within the school of Gaithersburg High School - we represent the best and brightest that our school has to offer. We are the center of community service within our school, but I believe that our academic prowess and experience is the true treasure of the National Honor Society and mentoring is one way to share that treasure for those who want it. Mentors would pass down their experience of taking certain classes and provide insight into certain teachers - , how to best succeed - and approximate the level of difficulty of AP classes that the mentee is interested in. SAT/ACT can be extremely daunting as a freshman and many don’t worry about it until their junior year, but many people, including most of our mentors, wish they had started preparing earlier.