An honor society is an organization which recognizes excellence among one's peers. There are numerous honor societies recognizing different accomplishments. Most honor societies are focused on scholastic achievement and leadership within a specific academic discipline. As Christians, we believe that honor is built by seeking the things mentioned in Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
At North Cobb Christian School, we have a number of students that excel in overall academic achievement and are recognized through one or more of the following honor societies:
National Honor Society - Sponsor: Mrs. Kelly Staud
To be invited to apply for the highest echelon of honor societies at North Cobb Christian School, National Honor Society, students must meet the basic requirement of a 3.5 GPA and maintain it throughout the school year and have no excessive absences or tardies in any class. To be inducted, applicants must be accepted by a faculty board based upon their excellence in the four pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character as indicated on their application.
By-laws for the National Honor Society may be found here and the application is e-mailed each August to those students that qualify for the National Honor Society.
National Junior Honor Society - Sponsor: Mrs. Angie Brock
To be invited to apply to the National Junior Honor Society, students must meet the basic requirements of a 3.3 GPA and maintain it throughout the school year and have no excessive absences or tardies in any class. To be inducted, applicants must be accepted by a faculty board based upon their excellence in the four pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character as indicated on their application. Students who are a part of the National Junior Honor Society in middle school are invited into the National Beta Club their freshman year of high school.
To be a member of the National Beta Club, students must meet the basic requirements of at least a 3.2 GPA, maintain that GPA throughout the school year and have no excessive absences or tardies in any class. Invitations are extended to freshmen who were members of the National Junior Honor Society or to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet the basic requirements.
National Art Honor Society - Sponsor: Mr. Nate Rupp
The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is designed specifically for high school students at NCCS in grades 11-12. In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the National Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NCCS Chapter of NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of the highest standards in character, service, and the visual arts and to bring a Christian perspective to the artistic community.
In order to be considered for the NCCS Chapter of NAHS, students must be a junior or senior who has taken two or more semesters in visual art, maintains a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in visual art, maintains a grade point average of 3.0 in academics, and maintains service and character standards required of NCCS students.
National Spanish Honor Society - Sponsor: Mr. Evan McDonald
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an Honor Society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). It was formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953. The name was changed to Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica in 1959. At present there are over 2,000 national and international chapters.
The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic and Portuguese studies.
Any Upper School student who is enrolled at the honor level in Spanish at NCCS and is in the 10th grade or higher is eligible.
National French Honor Society - Sponsor: Mrs. Andrea Dignon
The Société Honoraire de Français (SHF) is an Honor Society for high school students enrolled in French, sponsored by the American Association of French (AATF). Established in 1949, the society aims “to stimulate interest in the study of French, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic achievements, to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of francophone culture civilization, to promote and perpetuate international friendship, and to reward efforts toward furthering solidarity in the French-speaking world.”
Any Upper School student who is enrolled at the honor level in French at NCCS and is in the 10th grade or higher is eligible.
National Law Honor Society - Sponsor: Dr. Rachel Hedges
Membership in the Law Honor Society is open to students in grades 9-12. Induction requires participation in at least three law-related activities. Law-related activities include serving on a Mock Trial Team for a season, taking a law class such as Criminal Law or Business Law, or serving an internship in law.
Membership is semi-automatic upon completion of three such events. There is no induction ceremony to commence membership. Members must be students in good standing at North Cobb Christian.
Tri-M Music Honor Society - Sponsor: Mr. Craig Godfrey
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Through more than 5,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education.
The National Latin Honor Society - Sponsor: Mrs. Andrea Dignon
The National Latin Honor Society (NLHS) is an Honor Society for high school students enrolled in Latin, sponsored by the National Junior Classical League (NJCL). NJCL was established in 1936 to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity. NJCL holds state and national conventions where delegates have an opportunity to meet others and participate in academic, creative, and graphic arts contests, and athletic competitions. Latin Honor Society recognizes the academic achievements of the most dedicated NJCL students.
Any Upper School student who is enrolled at the honors level in Latin at NCCS, is a member in good standing of NJCL, maintains an A average, and is in the 10th grade or higher is eligible.