Rho Kappa Social Studies National Honor Society Info

About Rho Kappa

Rho Kappa National 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, private, or charter high school can apply for a local chapter through which individuals will be inducted into the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. 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.

Establishing a Rho Kappa chapter at your school provides national recognition for your outstanding students, and encourages 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.

For more information, visit http://www.socialstudies.org/rhokappa

About Junior Rho Kappa

Junior Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for middle or junior high school students that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. Any accredited public or private middle or junior high school can apply for a local chapter, through which individuals will be inducted into the Junior Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society.

A Junior Rho Kappa chapter at your school provides national recognition for your outstanding students, and encourages an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies. For more information about Junior Rho Kappa, visit https://www.socialstudies.org/junior-rho-kappa

NCCSS Rho Kappa Scholarship

The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies would like to offer one North Carolina high school senior, a NC Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society Scholarship. The NCCSS would like to offer this scholarship to one outstanding Rho Kappa member who exemplifies the core values of the national chapter and is going to pursue a career in a Social Sciences field starting in the fall of 2020. The scholarship will be announced at the annual NCCSS conference on February 20th, 2020. The deadline to apply for the Rho Kappa Scholarship is January 1, 2020.

Amount Awarded: $250

Requirements:

  1.  Must be a senior in an active high school Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society.
  2. Minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA. Your current GPA and a copy of current transcript. (Recipient will be asked to submit an official transcript before scholarship disbursement)
  3. Must have completed six or more courses in the field of social studies by the time the senior graduates from high school.
  4. Must demonstrate community service through Rho Kappa. 
  5. Must enroll in an undergrad Social Science program in the Fall of 2020.

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List of Current North Carolina Rho Kappa Chapters

There are 39 high schools that have an active Rho Kappa Chapter here in NC. 

  • Ardrey Kell High School - Charlotte   
  • Athens Drive High School - Raleigh
  • Bartlett Yancey High School - Yanceyville
  • Cannon School - Concord
  • Chapel Hill High School - Chapel Hill   
  • Charlotte Catholic High School - Charlotte
  • D. H. Conley High School - Greenville
  • East Mecklenburg High School - Charlotte
  • Eastern Wayne High School - Goldsboro
  • Franklin Academy High School - Wake Forest
  • Forest Hills High School - Marshville
  • Fuquay Varina High School - Fuquay Varina
  • Heritage High School - Wake Forest
  • Hickory Grove Christian School - Charlotte       
  • Holly Springs High School - Holly Springs
  • Independence Senior High School - Charlotte
  • Junius H. Rose High School - Greenville
  • Lake Norman Charter School - Huntersville
  • Marvin Ridge High School - Waxhaw
  • McDowell High School - Marion
  • Middle Creek High School - Apex
  • North Forsyth High School - Winston Salem
  • Northwest School of the Arts - Charlotte
  • Pasquotank County High School - Elizabeth City
  • Porter Ridge High School - Indian Trail
  • Purnell Swett High School - Maxton
  • Rocky River High School - Mint Hill
  • Sandhoke Early College High School - Raeford
  • Smithfield-Selma High School - Smithfield
  • South Caldwell High School - Hudson
  • South Central High School - Winterville
  • South Mecklenburg High School - Charlotte
  • Sun Valley High School - Monroe
  • Surry Central High School - Dodson
  • Swansboro High School - Swansboro
  • T.C. Roberson High School - Asheville
  • The Oakwood School - Greenville
  • Wakefield High School - Raleigh
  • Walter Hines Page High School - Greensboro