PHS offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities to all students. These activities may help students gain valuable skills and explore interests that will benefit them in the future.
French Honor Society
The French Honor Society is a program available to all sophomore, junior, and senior students who have shown an interest in the French culture and language and have achieved excellence in all academics. Eligible students must have successfully completed French I and II with a minimum B+ average and be enrolled in French III. Also students must have maintained a B average in all other classes. Accepted members must uphold their grade average, be an active leader and role model in both school and community, and commit to attending all meetings and activities.
Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society
The Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society. The purpose of Mu Alpha Theta is to promote a keener interest in mathematics, to develop sound scholarship in the subject and promote enjoyment of mathematics among high school and two-year college students. The chapters are dedicated to inspiring interest and developing strong scholarship in mathematics and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school. Students in grades 9 through 12 who have completed two courses of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra II and geometry, and who have completed or are enrolled in a still more advanced course are eligible for membership in Mu Theta Alpha. Additionally the work in mathematics must be done with distinction. Members participate in national mathematics competitions, provide lessons to younger students and the community with a focus on showcasing mathematics as an enjoyable endeavor, and provide tutoring to students in the high school.
National Art Honor Society
The Pelham chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) was created specifically for high school students in grades 10-12. The program is designed to recognize, motivate, and mobilize individuals who have shown outstanding ability and interest in art. The society aims to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring the visual arts to the attention of the school and community. Membership is determined by nomination, interview, and portfolio review with faculty sponsors, but interested students are encouraged to communicate with art teaching faculty or NAHS peer leaders for more information.
National English Honor Society
National English Honor Society is an outreach from Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. The goals of NEHS are to:
- Recognize students on the national level who, based on academic grades and performance, merit special note for past and current accomplishments.
- Nurture these persons in such ways that they are encouraged to develop further their abilities in the various fields of English.
- Encourage members to use their talents in the service of others.
Students are selected because they have demonstrated exceptional academic and leadership qualities. The group meets monthly and sponsors events such as book drives for local charities, tutoring, field trips and other social and service-related events.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is an organization of junior and senior students who are elected by a faculty committee. The criteria for membership are:
- Scholarship (maintain a 3.5 GPA or above)
- Teachers past and present will attest to your classroom/school behavior
- Attendance will be monitored throughout the year
- No more than three (3) days out per term
- School activities do not count toward the three absences
- Extenuating circumstances must be on file with nurse
- No more than three (3) tardiness per term
- Leadership and Service
- Have an ongoing involvement in at least three community service activities, one of which must be outside the school
- Participation in sports may be considered as a community service activity but can only be one of the minimum three
If elected as a member of NHS, you must:
- Attend all meetings
- Tutor one PHS student per year, usually one day per week
- Help with the senior citizen luncheon
- Help raise money to help with community activities
- Maintain GPA of 3.5
- Participate in other NHS activities
National Technical Honor Society
The NTHS recognizes members who excel in academics, with an emphasis on technical education, leadership, and service to their school and community. The goal of the society is to see that deserving technical students are recognized and that people of the community become aware of the talents and abilities of the young people who choose technical education pathways to a successful future.
In order to qualify for membership, students need to maintain an overall grade point average of 3.33 in all of their academic classes. In addition, students must also maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 in all technical courses and have taken, or be in the process of completing, their second CTE course. A commitment to community service, as well as a commitment to the continued pursuit of a technical education, must be demonstrated.
Spanish Honor Society
The goal of the Spanish Honor Society is to promote interest and understanding of Spanish and the Spanish-speaking world. The Spanish Honor Society is opened to all sophomore, junior, and senior students who have shown an interest in the Spanish culture and language and have achieved excellence in all academics. Eligible students must have successfully completed Spanish I and Spanish II with a minimum B+ average and be enrolled in Spanish III. Also students must have maintained a B average in all other classes. Accepted members must uphold their grade average, be active leaders and role models in both school and community, and commit to attending all meetings and activities.
Tri-M Music Honor Society
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Through more than 5,500-chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world.
Tri-M shares and supports the objectives of every dedicated music educator—to increase student and school involvement with music and to make a stronger and more unified school music program. Tri-M offers a complete system of rewards that helps inspire students and recognizes excellence in individuals.