Catholic High School Honor Roll Membership Eligibility
(Note: The Associate Membership Program is coming soon in 2014.)
- Must be a diocesan, regional, religious order, or independent high school in the U.S. or one of its territories with a commitment to faithful Catholic education.
- Must include students in grades 9 – 12. If the school is new, the school must commit to filling grades 9-12 within the next five years.
- Must be formally constituted. Group study programs, on-line schools, and home school associations may apply to become Associate Members of the Catholic High School Honor Roll. (The Associate Membership Program is coming soon in 2014.)
- The administrator of the school must agree to embrace, support, and work toward achieving the “Indicators of Catholic High School Excellence.”
- Associate membership to the Catholic High School Honor Roll is open to individuals and groups that are not eligible for School Membership. These include individuals, group study programs, on-line schools, and home schools.
- Associate Members must agree to embrace, support and work toward achieving the “Indicators of Catholic High School Excellence” as they may apply to their particular state in life.
Indicators of Catholic High School Excellence
All members of the Catholic High School Honor Roll embrace, support, and pledge to work toward achieving the following “Indicators of Catholic High School Excellence.”
- Institutional Commitment: The school demonstrates to its faculty, administration and community in its mission, policies, teaching, actions, and associations a commitment to Catholic ideals, attitudes, principles, and teaching in fidelity to the extraordinary and ordinary Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
- Mission-Centered Individuals: When recruited, selected, retained, or promoted, every school leader, administrator, and faculty member—and every other employee or volunteer with significant interaction with students—is evaluated for a sincere commitment to enhance the faithful Catholic identity of the school. Every such individual is informed of the school’s Catholic identity and their responsibility to respect and promote that identity.
- Protecting the Mission: The school develops and maintains policies and programs to ensure the continued expression, preservation, and enhancement of the school’s Catholic identity and is prepared to address potential obstacles and both internal and external threats to that identity.