Special Recognitions




HEF Distinguished scholars award

Distinguished Scholars are selected on the basis of criteria developed by students, teachers, and administrators, including GPA, number of high-level courses, total credit hours, and activities. For up to date information and eligibility rules, visit www.hefmt.org/celebration-of-excellence/.

Qualifications for Distinguished Scholars

Students must have a minimum of 14 credit hours of honors, AP, accelerated or college-level classes (eligible dual credit courses as listed), 24 total credits,  and a 3.7 GPA at the end of the 7th semester in order to qualify as a Distinguished Scholar. Credits for non-core classes are limited to 2 credits of advanced study per area, such as music, art, language, etc.






National honor society

National Honor Society is a prestigious national organization only for the best and brightest students.  The eligibility process begins with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA at the end of a student’s fifth semester of high school.  Members are selected based on the four criteria of scholarship, service, leadership and character.  NHS is a valuable addition to a student’s high school transcript.

The following are the criteria for membership in National Honor Society:

Scholarship – Members have completed 5 semesters of high school and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 to be considered for membership in NHS.

Character – Members must be of good character.  They must not have had any serious infractions of school policy during their time at CHS.

Service – NHS is a service organization.  This means that we volunteer to help out with various school and community events that are worthwhile and benefit the community.

Leadership – NHS members are student leaders by virtue of the fact that they give freely of themselves, stand up for what is right and present as role models by adhering to the four tenets of National Honor Society.

Community service participation, as well as attendance at bi-monthly lunchtime meetings, is required for continued membership.

As NHS is a prestigious national organization, membership in this group is a plus when applying to the college or university of your choice.