Membership in the National Honor Society is a highly sought-after honor and requires commitment to the ideals of the National Honor Society. Students who have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher and exemplify the four cornerstones of membership as outlined for Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character will be invited to submit an application for membership in the National Honor Society. Students applying for membership in the National Honor Society must be in good standing under both the offices of Learning & Achievement (academic & attendance) and Personal Growth (discipline & service hour requirement). Acceptance of membership will indicate a willingness to not only fulfill the National Honor Society application requirements but to participate in all activities as well, such as meetings and service projects associated with the National Honor Society, including the timely payment of dues. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in inactive status. A one-time fee of $50 must be submitted with the student’s National Honor Society application.
It is the philosophy of Clearwater Central Catholic High School that the school will recognize students in the National Honor Society who excel in individual subject areas by sponsoring them into the various other honor societies if they meet the criteria outlined for that society. Seniors who are in good standing will receive an honor cord to be worn at the Commencement Ceremony. Juniors and Seniors must attend the Night of Honors Ceremony to be inducted into an honor society and/or to receive a NHS stole and any honor cords (seniors only). Seniors who are determined to be in inactive status will not be eligible to receive an honor cord.
National Honor Society
National Honor Society serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.
Requirements: National Honor Society membership is available to all juniors and seniors who have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher and exemplify the four cornerstones of membership as outlined for Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. Students applying for membership in the National Honor Society must be in good standing under both the offices of Learning & Achievement (academic & attendance) and Personal Growth (discipline & CCC service hour requirement).
CCC Art Honor Society
Requirements: Overall 3.5 GPA with a 3.75 Art GPA; completed two semesters in a Fine Arts class or completed one semester and currently enrolled in a second Fine Arts course.
International Thespian Society
The society recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Having a Thespian troupe at CCC raises the profile and stature of our theatre program, making both our school and community aware of the activities and success of our students.
“Act well your part; there all the honor lies.”
Mathematics Honor Society (Mu Alpha Theta)
At CCC, our Math Honor Society students are required to provide tutoring services for any and all levels of Mathematics. Tutoring is held in the CEI weekly. Individual tutors may be arranged by request, at times that are convenient for the student making the request and the MHS student providing the tutoring.
Requirements: Overall 3.5 GPA or higher with a 3.75 Math GPA; must be presently enrolled in a Honors, AP, or IB level math course.
CCC English Honor Society
Requirements: Overall 3.5 GPA, with a 3.75 English GPA.
CCC Science Honor Society
Requirements: Overall 3.75 GPA with a 3.75 Science GPA; five semesters of Science with at least two courses in Honors, AP, or IB.
CCC World Language Honor Society
Requirements: Overall 3.5 GPA with a 3.75 world language GPA; transfers must have one full year at CCC to be eligible; seniors must be enrolled in Spanish or another language all four years to receive an honor cord.
CCC Social Studies Honor Society
Requirements: Overall 3.5 GPA with a 3.75 Social Studies GPA; five semesters of Social Studies with at least two courses in Honors, AP, or IB.