As a unique, independent academy, Pinkerton Academy's mission is to strive to ensure the growth of all students in a challenging, respectful, and collaborative environment. The Academy fosters a student-centered community with purposefully designed, interactive and relevant learning opportunities.

National Technical Honor Society

Believing that outstanding student effort and achievement should be rewarded and encouraged, and seeking to cultivate the ideals of scholastic excellence, service and leadership in our citizens of tomorrow, the governing officers of the National Technical Honor Society have established this organization for the promotion of these ideals.

The National Technical Honor Society provides us with the opportunity to recognize and reward a group of students with outstanding character, commitment and accomplishment whose academic prowess is best demonstrated in the career & technical laboratory.  We believe that it is very important to affiliate our organization with the National Technical Honor Society in order to provide a level of credibility for the graduate as he/she pursues post-secondary goals.


Purposes of the Technical Honor Society:

  1. To promote the ideals of honesty, service, leadership and skill development among America’s future workforce.
  2. To reward scholastic achievement in occupational, career and/or technical education.
  3. To assist Society Members in their pursuit of career and educational goals.
  4. To help build and maintain a stronger, more positive image for career and technical students, programs and schools in the local community and throughout the nation.  To encourage the practice of high standards of personal and professional conduct and individual responsibility among the membership.
  5. To help member schools to initiate and maintain strong working partnerships with local institutions of business, industry, and commerce.
  6. To hold conferences, workshops and seminars for the education and mutual improvement of the members and to provide opportunity for the exchange of ideas and experiences through meetings, publications and research.
  7. To advance the growth and ideals of the Society throughout the United States of America.

Student Eligibility for Pinkerton Academy NTHS:

  • Minimum weighted GPA of 80.  No single course grade below 65 for the school year preceding nomination.
  • Minimum average of 90 in the career and tech ed major after 5 quarters.  This dictates that only seniors (or those in the second year of the program) are eligible for nomination.  (There are 2 exceptions: In the Business Technology program, the first quarter grade and prerequisite business courses will be evaluated to make a determination for these students. In Accounting Lab, if a student is in Accounting A their grade is weighted by 5 points.)
  • Removal from Society.  If a student demonstrates unacceptable behavior at Pinkerton or in the community, both the CTE Director and Honor Society committee will evaluate whether the student will be put on membership probation or be expelled from the society.  Students violating Pinkerton standards and those who receive a suspension from school will be considered for immediate expulsion from the society.