Social Studies Honor Society

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. Any accredited public or private high school can apply for a local chapter, through which individuals will be inducted into Rho Kappa Honor Society. Rho Kappa provides national recognition and opportunities for exploration in the social studies. Through its sponsorship of Rho Kappa in North Carolina the NCCSS hopes to encourage an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.

Membership in RHO KAPPA is an honor bestowed upon a student by a local chapter for his or her accomplishments in the field of social studies and overall academic achievement. Students eligible for membership must:

  • have been in attendance at the school for the equivalent of one semester;
  • have completed four semesters of courses in the field of social studies and be prepared to complete at least six semesters; and
  • have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 or the numerical equivalent.

The application process will require candidates to show participation in activities that demonstrate civic engagement in the school or community and their desire and aspiration to be a member of the organization. All applicants must have a letter of recommendation from a current faculty member.

Any student who meets the above criteria in a school that has an official charter and an up-to-date affiliation with NCSS is eligible for membership. All other methods of selecting candidates are left up to the individual chapter.

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North Carolina Chapters

Ardrey Kell High School Charlotte
Bartlett Yancey High School Yanceyville
Cannon School Concord
Chapel Hill High School Chapel Hill
East Lincoln High School Denver
East Mecklenburg High School Charlotte
Hickory Grove Christian School Charlotte
Holly Springs High School Holly Springs
Junius H. Rose High School Greenville
Marvin Ridge High School Waxhaw
Northwest School of the Arts Charlotte
Pasquotank County High School Elizabeth City
Porter Ridge High School Indian Trail
Purnell Swett High School Pembroke
South Caldwell High School Hudson
South Central High School Winterville
South Mecklenburg High School Charlotte
Surry Central High School Dobson
Swansboro High School Swansboro
Eastern Wayne High School Goldsboro
Wakefield High School Raleigh