Fairhaven High School Chapter of the National Art Honor Society
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
Fairhaven High School Chapter
The Fairhaven High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society seeks to promote excellence and appreciation of the visual arts through the refinement of artistic skill, community service outreach, and public exhibition.
The purpose of the Fairhaven High School chapter will be to:
- Recognize students’ technical ability, aesthetic awareness & commitment to the field of visual arts.
- Develop goals and invest in the achievement of artistic objectives.
- Pursue excellence in the production and experience of art making.
- Integrate the visual arts in the school and local community.
- Engage with other academic curricula to create interdisciplinary links.
- Educate and promote the role of the visual arts in the school community.
Section 1: Membership is based on scholarship in the visual arts, service to the school community and personal and academic character.
Section 2: Eligibility for membership in this chapter requires previous or current enrollment in the equivalent of two full-year or 4 semester semester-long courses in the visual arts program.
Section 3: Eligibility for membership in this chapter is limited to upperclassman (junior and senior students in the year 2016-2017) with a minimum B+ average in the visual arts who also maintain a 3.0 GPA for the current year in all other subjects. This level of achievement will remain fixed.
Section 4: Members should have a recommendation/signature of an art teacher.
Section 5: Moral and ethical attributes must be demonstrated by all applicants. High school faculty members from all departments will be asked to review the list of applicants. Any candidate with a documented history of violating school rules as outlined in the student handbook will not be offered induction regardless of grade point average.
Article I : Membership
Section 1: To remain a member in good standing, a member must pay dues and complete 8 hours in community service projects either run by the club or approved by advisor. Members must also be an active art student in the visual arts program at Fairhaven High School.
Section 2: To graduate with NAHS honors and earn the right to a cord, pin, or tassel at graduation, a member must remain in good standing until the graduation date.
Section 3: Members must retain a B+ average in any visual arts class.
Section 4: Members must maintain a 3.0 GPA for the current year in all other subjects.
Article II : Officers
Section 1: Officers of this chapter include president, vice president, and secretary.
Section 2: All officers are responsible to preside at each of the meetings of this chapter.
Section 3: The officers shall have the responsibility for ensuring that chapter’s activities and procedures follow school policy and regulations.
Section 4: The chapter’s president will serve as the official representative at school and community functions. The president will keep a record of members’ contributions to leadership and service. The president will keep a record of any business expenses or financial transactions of the chapter.
Section 5: The chapter’s vice president will preside whenever the president is unavailable. The vice president will assist in keeping a record of members’ contributions to leadership and service.
Section 6: The chapter’s secretary will keep minutes of meetings and record of all students who participate in events. The secretary will also handle all public relations and promotions.
Section 7: Any officer not performing required duties is subject to probation or removal from office, disciplinary action will be decided by the FHS NAHS Faculty Council may be required.
Article III : Meetings and Service
Section 1: Attendance is required at meetings to maintain membership and privileges. Members who have the honor of being inducted in the National Art Honor Society must be willing to prioritize responsibility to the club.
Section 2: All members must participate in 2 activities per marking period; this includes projects, activities and fundraisers. This translates to 8 service hours.
Article IV : Dismissal
Section 1: In the event of an infraction of rules, standards, or requirements of this chapter a member may be considered for probation or dismissal from the Fairhaven High School Chapter. This applies to all community laws as well as school and chapter rules.
Section 2: Members who have violated the moral code of ethics expected of National Art Honor Society membership will be considered for probation or dismissed from the society at the discretion of the Fairhaven High School Chapter Faculty Council.
Article V : Faculty Council
Section 1: The Faculty Council members consists of the members of the Fairhaven High School Fine Arts Program.
Section 2: The Chapter advisor, Jamie Lynch, will serve also as the sixth member of the Faculty Council.