The French National Honor Society is an organization that promotes scholarship and the study of the French language. High school students who study French may apply to become a member of their local school's chapter of the French National Honor Society. Most French National Honor Society chapters organize events and activities for their schools in order to promote the French language and culture within the school community. Students must meet specific requirements for French National Honor Society membership.


The sponsor for any French National Honor Society must be a member of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Several French faculty members may work with the group at the school and select the student members, but the official sponsor must be a member of the AATF in order to keep the chapter's charter.

General Requirements

In general, a student must meet the requirements set forth by the society. A student who wishes to become a member of the French National Honor Society must maintain high scholarship in general and specifically in French classes. This means that he must have earned an A average for their French classes overall and a B average overall for the rest of his courses.


Students who wish to become members in the society must be taking a French class at the time of their application for membership. They must have studied at least four semesters of French; in other words, they must be in their second semester of French Two or higher. Students must be in 10th grade or higher unless they have excelled to the level of French Two in ninth grade because of having French courses during middle school. Transfer students who apply must attend their new school for at least one full semester before applying. Individual chapters may accept students into their organizations at any time during the year.