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King Philip History & Social Sciences Honour Society (KPHSSHS) is the academic extra-curricular organization dedicated to promoting the study of history and the social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Political Science & Government, Economics) to and by exceptional students seeking a well-rounded, in-depth academic experience in the aforementioned subjects beyond the typical classroom setting. Students interested in joining the KPHSSHS should read the membership requirements on-line below. Meetings of the KPHSSHS are held monthly. For further details, interested students should contact the Advisor.
Membership in the King Philip History & Social Sciences Honor Society (herein after known as the KPHSSHS) is an honor bestowed upon a student for their accomplishments in the field of history and the social sciences (psychology, government/political science, ethics, sociology, criminal justice, economics, geography, anthropology, archeology) and overall academic achievement. A faculty selection committee confers membership on qualified students. The committee includes the chapter faculty sponsor and other faculty from the school.
Each candidate for membership shall be selected based on the following criteria:
The KPHSSHS Council has designed and execute an appropriate ceremony for the induction of its new members. The procedures and proceedings for this ceremony have been determined by the governing council, the advisor, and the high school administration. Newly inducted members shall receive their membership certificates and any other appropriate King Philip History & Social Sciences Honor Society materials when their membership has been affirmed at the end of the year.
Students are required to attend 80% of all meetings. Failure to meet this requirement will result in removal from the organization.
Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate high academic standards, including maintaining high grades in their social studies courses. Failure to meet this requirement will result in removal from the organization.
Active members shall demonstrate an ability to work with others, to conduct research and inquiry in the field of social studies and shall possess qualities of industry, initiative, and reliability as they pertain to academic excellence. The meeting of this requirement shall be determined by the KPHSSHS Advisor. Failure to meet this requirement will result in removal from the organization.
Active members shall also exhibit a genuine interest in, and enthusiasm for, social studies scholarship and topics. Failure to meet this requirement will result in removal from the organization.
Active members shall contribute service to King Philip Regional High School and/or the KP District communities at the direction and discretion of the KPHSSHS advisor and school’s principal. Failure to meet this requirement will result in removal from the organization.
In the event that a serious violation of school rules/policies or civil laws has occurred, the chapter advisor and faculty selection committee may forego the written warning and dismiss the student for just cause.
The officers and members of the King Philip History & Social Sciences Honor Society, in coordination with the advisor, will plan and direct a program of activities for persons interested in, and to further develop the community of, people interested in social studies. These activities shall consist of the following criteria: