Colorado Early Colleges Parker is proud to announce that it now has a National Honor Society chapter! Since its inception in 1921, NHS has been recognizing students who excel in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The organization is more than just an honor roll. Rather, it provides students the opportunity to give back to their school and to the larger community.
Student members are expected to complete thirty hours of community service annually through a school service project and an individual service project. In addition, NHS members will have the opportunity to plan fun school events and the privilege to attend field trips. If the student is a senior, they will qualify to apply for the NHS scholarship. National Honor Society membership primarily involves service, but it also is a great way for students demonstrate to future colleges and employers scholarship and leadership.
The membership requirements are an unweighted GPA of 3.5 and above. The student must document their involvement in service and leadership activities. In addition, they must complete a one page essay that demonstrates character (see student information form). If this is an organization that you would be interested in, please complete the attached student information form below and return it to Mr. Mead by October 31st 2018. Submission of the student information form does not guarantee acceptance. A faculty committee will review applications and make their final decisions in December.
Every January, students are inducted into the Lion's chapter of NHS at Colorado Early Colleges Parker. It is encouraged that all students who are accepted into NHS participate in the induction ceremony and dinner. The event is a time to learn about the accomplishments of the chapter and the four pillars of the organization: service, scholarship, leadership, and character.
The student officers, along with the faculty advisors and CECP leadership, lead the inductees in a candle lighting ceremony and a pledge. Joining NHS is an honor and a privilege that requires commitment and integrity. The ceremony is a special moment to celebrate NHS students' commitment to the organization and to recognize these students for all the hard work and service that led to this moment.
Please email Mr. Ryan Mead or Ms. Lily Harris for more information.