Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

I am the sponsor for the Rho Kappa NSSHS for this school year. If you’re interested in joining, please grab a membership application form by downloading it here.

NSSHS is very helpful if you’re interested in receiving the civics diploma seal. For more information on the diploma seal, please see the following documents:

Civic Engagement Seal Purpose and Process

Diploma Seal Requirements

Student Application

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All application forms are due back to me (Dr. Astorian) by February 1st. A committee of teachers will select the members as per national guidelines. Completion of the application form does not necessarily mean that you will be accepted into the honor society.

The national requirements are as follows:

  • a 3.0 base GPA in the social studies classes that we teach here at Wheeler.
  • a 3.0 overall GPA
  • At least four classes (or in their fourth class) taken, with plans to finish with six social studies classes taken by graduation.
  • Been a student at Wheeler for at least one semester and should be an upperclassman.
    • Special considerations can be met with a letter to the National Advisory Council
  • A letter of recommendation from a current Wheeler faculty member

Dues are $25 per member for your first year, $15 for the following years. This covers national dues (individual and chapter) and honor cords (within your first payment). Dues may be paid through the MyPaymentsPlus system at https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome.

As we meet, we will discuss meeting times, dates, a leadership board, and community service activities. All meetings will be virtual via Zoom for the forseable future.

For further information about the national organization, please see this brochure or visit the official national website.

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