SNHS serves to recognize students who have excelled in their science academics, and encourage further exploration in the sciences through guest lectures, open discussions, and common science interests. SNHS also requires community service projects and scientific community education projects. Students inducted into SNHS have met the following criteria:
- Junior or senior
- 3.3/4.0 in all classes
- To qualify, a member must be enrolled in at least one honors or upper level science class (PAP Biology, PAP Chemistry, PAP Physics, A&P H) during or prior to the eleventh grade year.
- To maintain membership, a member must be enrolled in at least one second-year honors or upper level science (AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics) during or prior to the twelfth grade year.
- All members must attend one officers' lecture.
SNHS Honor Cords
In accordance with the bylaws, students may be eligible to wear purple and gold cords at graduation.