WHAT IS IT? 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.
PURPOSE: The Rho Kappa chapter at
Northwest High School is a prestigious organization that recognizes, supports,
and encourages students in the scholarship of social studies. Many Rho Kappa
members are excited to list their Rho Kappa Membership on their college
education. Additionally, Rho Kappa
members are acknowledged at the graduation ceremony by an honor cord and a
special symbol next to their name in the program.
1. Applicants must have
a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or more.
3. Applicants must have
a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.75 or more in their social studies classes.
4. Applicants must have
completed 3 or more AP social studies classes.
2 AP social studies course and currently enrolled
5. Applicants must
provide 5 hours of service to the Social Studies department of Northwest High
School. Members of the social studies
department will direct Rho Kappa members in fulfilling the 5 hour obligation. This obligation must be fulfilled by March 1st. Failure to fulfill this obligation may result
in dismissal from the society.
Rho Kappa is an honor society that holds academic integrity as
one if its core principles. As such,
applicants who have been shown to be academically dishonest may not qualify for
membership. Similarly, members who have
been shown to be academically dishonest may be dismissed from the society.
FEES: Fees are collected after applicants have been
informed that they are eligible for membership.
Fees are usually collected around Nov 1.
must pay $5.00 in order for their name to be recorded with the National Council of
must pay $8.50 for the Honor Cord that will signify their achievement at their
high school graduation ceremony.
is preferred for both fees to be paid by one check.
a member is dismissed from the society for academic dishonesty of for not
fulfilling the service obligation, the fees will not be refunded.
Questions? Please contact the
sponsor, Dr. Swope for more information.
He is available in room 225 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Passwords for application can be found within course videos