National Honor Society (NHS)
NHS is a national organization focusing on academics, service, and leadership. Students may apply beginning with the second semester of the 9th grade. Membership is based on a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and completing the application indicating community service, leadership participation, and good character.
California Scholarship Federation (CSF)
CSF is a statewide federation for the promotion and recognition of excellence in academic work. The state organization sets the eligibility requirements for membership, and the protocol for the local chapter. A point system for eligibility, totally separate from the school grade point average system, is applied to specific course lists. The application thoroughly explains the point system and course lists.
Renaissance Academic Recognition Program
Renaissance Academic Recognition Program is a national program that promotes and recognizes academic excellence, attendance, and a commitment to constant improvement. This program empowers students, educators, parents, and the local community, to work together to enhance the student achievement, celebrate success, and increase community involvement in the educational process. Students who meet the program’s criteria and who complete a Renaissance application each semester will receive recognition at a rally in their honor and earn points toward an academic letter.
Qualifications for recognition:
- 4.0 and above Excalibur Cardholder No fault – 5 points
- 3.0 and above Kings Cardholder No F’s, no faults – 4 points
- Raised G.P.A. by .3 Knights Cardholder No F’s, no faults – 2 points
Academic Letters are earned when the student completes the application each semester and accumulates 15 points. Renaissance can be listed as an academic honor on student resumes, college, and scholarship applications.
Students may apply to be a team member regardless of grades. Team members plan and execute the Renaissance rallies. Team membership can be listed as an activity on student resumes, college, and scholarship applications.