Marissa Timmerman
Advisor

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

Schedule

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. Rho Kappa provides national recognition and opportunities for exploration in the social studies. Through its sponsorship of Rho Kappa, National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) hopes to encourage an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.



The mission and purpose of this organization is:

  • to promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies in secondary school environments and the community.
  • to provide through its local chapters opportunities for exploration in the social studies in secondary school environments and the community.
  • to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.


Membership

Candidates for membership should:

  1. have been in attendance at the school in which the chapter resides for the equivalent of one semester prior to being considered.
  2. have completed two core courses in the field of social studies and be prepared to complete at least three core courses. The minimum GPA for these courses is an unweighted 3.8 or the numerical equivalent.
  3. have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.8 or the numerical equivalent.

A faculty selection committee confers the memberships. The selection committee includes the chapter faculty sponsor and other faculty members within the school. Membership is based upon academic achievement in courses within the field of social studies as well as overall academic GPA, leadership and community service involvement.

Active Members

Active members shall demonstrate an ability to work with others, to conduct research and inquiry in the field of social studies and shall possess qualities of industry, initiative, and reliability as they pertain to academic excellence.

Active members shall also exhibit a genuine interest in, and enthusiasm for, social studies scholarship and topics.

Active members shall contribute service to the high school or the community in which the chapter resides at the direction and discretion of the school’s principal and the chapter’s sponsor.

Schedule

Date Event
September 29, 2017
Applications Due
October 25, 2017
6:30pm in the Auditorium. Family, friends, and staff are welcome to attend.
November 6, 2017
Membership Meeting