The Ida Crown Jewish Academy sponsors the Torah chapter of the National Honor Society. Membership is granted only to those students selected by the faculty and is based on the following criteria:
- Students are eligible for candidacy in NHS at either the beginning or the end of junior year.
Selection of each member to the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the faculty.
- Scholarship—Students will be judged on a minimum weighted G.P.A. of 3.75. During their candidacy, and later as members of NHS, students will be expected to participate in regular Torah study beyond required classes.
- Character—Students are assumed to be of good character and will be evaluated on a scale of 1-3 (below average, average and above average) by the entire staff. In order to be eligible for consideration in NHS, a student needs an average of 2.5 in character traits. These traits include a commitment to Torah values, to Tefillah, courtesy, responsibility, maturity, and respect for property and people. Any act of cheating will disqualify a student from eligibility in NHS.
- Service—criterion for service is 20 service points by the end of six semesters. Students must turn in service point sheets at the end of each semester or risk losing those points.
- Leadership—leaders take an active role in class, school and the community. Leaders will be evaluated as those who hold office or places of responsibility, either in the school or in the community. Students will need proof of leadership from sponsors of the various activities. A student will need a 2.5 average in leadership points.
- The Torah Chapter of NHS will elect officers and hold monthly meetings. Responsibilities include peer tutoring, hosting open house, and participating in school service projects.