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High School Extracurriculars

Rising 9th Grade Summer Program 

The Rising 9th Grade Summer Program orients students to the High School, a typical High School day, and the expectations of the High School curriculum. This summer program helps students maintain the skills learned the previous year, introduces them to some of the High School faculty, and gives students the confidence to succeed in High School. The program evaluates a student’s mathematical skills, and in some cases, after consulting with the 8th Grade teachers, students may finish the Algebra I course during the summer. All 8th Grade students are urged to attend this program. 

National Honor Society (NHS)

The Howard School Chapter of the National Honor Society seeks to develop students’ experience with leadership and awareness of civic duty through planning and carrying out group service projects. At meetings, student members share their observations about leadership as well as their experiences with both the group and individual service they give. Juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible for consideration for membership based on their demonstrated academics, character, service, and leadership.

Honor Council

The Honor Council was founded in 2006 to empower students to be leaders in setting the tone of honesty and respect within the High School student community. The Honor Council’s task is to uphold The Howard School Honor Code, a document written and ratified by students in 2006 and re-ratified in 2011 and 2019, respectively. A student who is charged with an honor code offense will attend a hearing before the Honor Council, a group of students who are anonymously elected by their peers each school year. With the guidance of a faculty sponsor, the Honor Council students recommend an appropriate consequence and follow up plan of action for any student who violates the Honor Code. Rather than punishment that is arbitrary and out of context, the goals of the Honor Council decisions are restitution/giving back to the community, students’ learning from their mistakes, and students’ mending relationships with faculty and/or peers.

Student Government

The Associated Student Body (ASB), or the High School student government organization run by the students for the students. Elected leaders include: president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. The group is responsible for heading up projects and events that address various aspects of volunteerism, fundraising, and student activities. All High School students are invited to join ASB for their weekly lunch meetings.

Homework Hour

Homework Hour is an after-school program available for all Howard High Schoolers who need a quiet environment for homework and project completion. Support teachers supervise Homework Hour and offer academic/homework help to the students. Homework Hour runs daily from 3pm-4pm and is free of charge.