National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes students for scholarship, character, service, and leadership. Students in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades, who meet eligibility requirements as described in the school handbook
, are invited to submit credentials. Faculty selection of new members occurs each spring. NHS members tutor fellow students one afternoon per week. The Catholic High Chapter of the National Honor Society is known as the Meehan Chapter. Foreign Language Honor Societies
Each foreign language at Catholic High School has an honor society. Each of these honor societies promotes the study of its language and culture. Service activities are also undertaken. In order to be considered for membership in any of the foreign language honor societies, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and maintain at least an A- average in the language for a minimum of three consecutive semesters.
The honor societies are:
German National Honor Society - Delta Epsilon Phi, Virginia Gamma Rho Chapter
)Latin National Honor Society - Association Ad Promovendum Studium Latinum
(Mr. Tal Covington
)Spanish National Honor Society - Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, Cápitulo Popocatepetl Chapter
)Science National Honor Society
(Mrs. Jennifer McMullen
Membership in the Catholic High chapter of the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) is conferred during the last two years of secondary school education. The SNHS recognizes high achieving students who particularly enjoy math and science and pursue advanced or honors classes in their junior and senior year. A student must have and maintain a 3.0 (4.0 scale) overall grade point average (GPA) and a 3.5 GPA across all science classes to be a member. In addition, students must enroll in and complete at least one honors or AP level science class during their junior and senior years.
National Mathematics Honor Society
(Mr. Charles Woods
Membership in the Catholic High Chapter of the Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society is open to students in grades 11 and 12, who have completed the equivalent of two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and/or geometry, and in addition have completed or are enrolled in a third year of college preparatory mathematics providing their mathematical work was done with distinction. A student must have and maintain a 3.0 (4.0 scale) overall grade point average (GPA) and a 3.5/4.0 (no rounding) GPA or higher in all semesters of mathematics in which they receive high school credit. To apply for membership, potential members must have 5 math-related service hours to be eligible for the Catholic High MAӨ Chapter. Induction to the chapter will be conducted during the second quarter of the school year.
Students in grades 10 through 12, who have completed one year of algebra, or its equivalent, with distinction and are currently enrolled in a higher math course are eligible to be associates of Mu Alpha Theta. Associates are not members of Mu Alpha Theta but are likely candidates for membership. Associates do not pay the initiation fee but are eligible to be listed with the National Office, should they wish to participate in Mu Alpha Theta national math contests. While they are not entitled to vote nor hold office in their chapter, they are entitled to attend and be heard at meetings. A student may remain an associate for only one year and then, if eligible, must be inducted as a member of Mu Alpha Theta.
Membership in NEHS is an honor bestowed on individuals selected for their accomplishments in the field of English and in overall academic achievement. Qualifications for entrance into NEHS include a 3.5 (4.0) grade point average in English classes and a 3.0 GPA overall. Students must complete two semesters of English prior to induction as members, complete an application form, engage in service projects (Young Readers Competition) in the spring, and attend chapter meetings.Tri-M Music Honor Society
(Mrs. Teresa Browndorf
The Tri-M Music Honor Society (Chapter 8026) recognizes students that have gone above and beyond both academically and musically. It is a service organization that focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Candidates for membership must have taken two semesters of music with a grade of 3.7 or better, have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, desire to improve their musicianship, exhibit leadership qualities, and have performed at least 10 hours of community service. Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society
(Mr. Tom Hostutler
Membership in the Catholic High chapter of the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society recognizes students for their accomplishments in the field of Social Studies and in overall academic achievement. Students must have completed two years of Social Studies and have a Social Studies and overall GPA of 3.5.
National Art Honor Society
(Mrs. Kiesha Morrison-Poole