Application Period: February 15 – April 16, 2012
The National Catholic High School Honor Roll is a biennially (every other year) published list of America’s Top 50 Catholic high schools, judged on the criteria of academic excellence, Catholic identity, and civic education. The list is a resource for parents, schools, colleges and donors. As a constructive competition, the Honor Roll is designed to recognize and encourage excellence in Catholic education.
How the Honor Roll Application Works
- Check the eligibility guidelines and important notes.
- Choose an application administrator to manage your school’s account. This administrator will be responsible to ensure all elements of the application are completed and have permission to approve and delete other users from the school.
- Print the sample surveys linked below to prepare each of the following individuals to take their online survey:
- Principal - Academic Excellence Survey
- Theology department chair - Catholic Identity Survey
- Social Studies department chair - Social Studies Survey
- To set up a new account (if your school has not applied in the past), fill out the: new school request form. Also a button to the side of explanation. New accounts do have to be verified. Once you complete and submit the form, we will get back to you within 48 business hours with a confirmation via email.
- To access an existing account: You can log in or retrieve your password from the account page Also a button to the side of explanation
- Authorize new users to your account. Your survey takers will need to be authorized by the school administrator, which can be done on the account page after logging in.
Taking the Surveys:
- Gather Statistics First: Each survey will take 1-2 hours. Having statistics in hand can dramatically reduce this block of time.
- Save Often: The system does have a session timeout after 4 hours. Scrolling to the bottom of the form and hitting “Save Survey Responses” will prevent you from losing your work.
- Grades 9-12 Only: In your responses, please only include information for grades 9-12.
- Special needs students: In the information requested, please exclude scores or requirements for special needs students. The Honor Roll’s measurement mechanism is not designed to evaluate this demographic.
- Staff Help: In gathering information, we urge survey responders to work with fellow staff members.
- Thorough and Articulate: Complete each question clearly and thoroughly. Incomplete answers cannot be considered, and schools will not be contacted to submit missing information.
The deadline for the 2012 Honor Roll has passed.