National Honor Society

NHS is a national organization dedicated to recognizing and encouraging academic achievement while also developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. At CCHS members are asked to complete 5 hours of service per semester in which they tutor their peers. We also hold charitable events (such as the book drive we held in January)

Requirements and Procedure for NHS Membership

Any current sophomore or junior (who is NOT already in National Honor Society) interested in applying to Cathedral Catholic's chapter of National Honor Society should review the 2015 acceptance criteria as listed below. In the late winter, NHS will be taking applications for admission. Those applicants who are accepted will be invited to an induction ceremony where they will become official NHS members for the 2015-2016 school year.

Acceptance Criteria

  1. 3.75 accumulative GPA
  2. Three examples of service/volunteering (Service examples must be purely service and not paid or performed for credit or class assignment.)
  3. Three examples of leadership – see below for clarification. Service and leadership examples MUST be different. No single example can be counted as both.
  4. No record of ethical violations: no suspensions, record of cheating or plagiarism, etc.

NHS applications will be made available in the later winter for those students interested in applying.

Clarification for the leadership criteria

Three examples leadership should be clear in that the applicant has lead a group of people and assumed responsibility for their actions. This could take the form of leading a club (being a club officer or leading club activities), leading a group of students on a service project, being a team captain, being in charge of others at a place of employment, teaching classes, etc. 

The following do not count as leadership: tutoring, babysitting, leading in class activities or projects, being an un-official team captain, leading an event or project that is not considered significant with respect time and commitment. The acceptance committee will have some discretion with respect to what it considers a significant example of leadership.

If the applicant is looking for ways to acquire leadership examples, have them stop by and talk to Mr. Caro in Assisi room 202! 

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Caro at


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Calling all members who are interested in applying to be an NHS officer! 
If you are interested in being an officer for the 2014-1015 school year, follow the below link to the new NHS webpage and click on the registration link:
ALL NHS members:  prepare for a mandatory NHS-wide member meeting to be announced soon!
Question? Please contact the NHS adviser Frank Caro in Assisi 202 with any questions.