The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.
Membership is based upon Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. Candidates for membership shall have spent at least one semester in Balko High School, and be members of the sophomore, junior, or senior class.
Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum scholarship average grade point of 3.50 with no "D" or "F" appearing on their transcript. The election of members to the Balko Chapter of the National Honor Society shall be by a chapter council, consisting of the principal and no fewer than four members of the faculty, who are to be chosen by the principal.