Students can participate in Student Government Association (SGA) from their freshman year on. Elections are yearly for all students who participate. Upperclassmen elections are in the spring while freshmen have the opportunity to run in the fall of each year. SGA works closely with both faculty, administration and the student body to create meaningful opportunities for students to get involved throughout the year.
Upper School students are nominated by the faculty and run for election every 2 years. The Honor Council is designed to help uphold and promote the Honor Code and Christ Skills at TVS. This leadership opportunity works closely with administration in planning and deploying various activities as well as holding student led hearings when violations do occur.
Peer Leadership is an upperclassmen (Juniors and Seniors) opportunity to help facilitate a smooth transition for our rising 9th graders into the Upper School. Through several year long activities, meetings and events, Peer Leaders act as student advisors for our new ninth graders in an effort to help acclimate students to the many opportunities that The Village School offers as well as mentor new students to the school culture both academically and socially.
Admissions Ambassadors work closely with the Admissions team to help with new family tours, answer questions for new and prospective families as well as offer practical advice for new students about school life. This leadership opportunity also works with the Admissions office on various duties in and around the school.
This leadership opportunity is earned based on accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, service and leadership. This opportunity is available to grades 10-12 who have been notified of eligibility by the school and must submit the application for review before being inducted into NHS. Qualification of membership is based on the criteria laid out in the four pillars of NHS:
Students must have and maintain a weighted cumulative core GPA of 3.7 or higher for consideration of induction into NHS each year.
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Student leader are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
The student of good character is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern and respect for others, and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
Students inducted must maintain membership eligibility and may be subject to dismissal if the standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character are not maintained each year.