iNaCA Student Groups
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization established to recognize gifted and talented high school students. NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but also challenges them to further develop their academic strengths through active involvement in school activities and community service.
English National Honor Society, Shangri-La
Shangri-La, the setting of a 1933 novel, is an idyllic, peaceful environment that approaches perfection. Shangri-La challenges gifted and talented high school students that excel in the world of English, literature, and writing. Members participate in a variety of rich experiences, promoting leadership and exceptionality in language arts. Past events include Poetry Month Event, National Day on Writing, iSHARE events, Author’s Chair Literacy event, Writer’s Workshops with the iNaCA elementary students, and more!
Science National Honor Society
The Science National Honor Society (SNHS) and Friends of SNHS (for younger students) will focus on creating fun events for students of all ages to enjoy science. These activities for gifted middle and high school students will have hands-on demonstrations, video demonstrations, and ideas for you to try at home! Each member will also focus on a research project and topic of their choosing to present at the STEM fair and expand their knowledge of the wider world of science.
STEM is the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math in a real-world setting. The main goal of iNaCA STEM initiative is to best prepare STEM proficient students who are ready to take on tomorrow's global challenges. In STEM Club, students and teachers meet twice a month to share interests, ideas and passions in math, science, engineering, and technology. We work together on project and demonstration ideas for the iNaCA STEM Fair. STEM Club is also a path for freshman and sophomores to join the Science Honor National Honor Society and have some fun!
iNaCA students in grades 3-8 meet once a month—sometimes more—to play DimensionU together. DimensionU is an engaging and interactive multiplayer video game that focuses on core skills in mathematics and literacy. Club members also discuss what games they have been playing and skills they have been working on, and certificates are given to those with high scores and most points per minute.
Social Studies National Honor Society, Rho Kappa
Rho Kappa recognizes excellence in the field of social studies. Students plan events and activities related to history, geography, and civics. This Honor Society aims to promote a greater understanding of the world. Past activities include celebrating music/food from around the world, Geography Awareness, Presidential Election coverage, Earth Day, and Current Events.
This group of gifted and talented high school students is actually two groups in one! A group of students, known as the iNaCA Soundbytes Communication Desk, meet weekly to record school news on webcam to keep iNaCA informed. They also host the Reader’s Theatre group, where students rehearse and perform scripts in old time radio-style—sound effects and all.
The iNaCA Student Council Program is a venue for student participation in decision making. Below are the program’s goals:
- Create a better school life in cooperation with the principal, staff, and students
- Provide students with opportunities for leadership and to help students develop a sense of responsibility
- Encourage the students in the school to become more aware of how the school is run and to constructively identify and express their needs
- Contribute to overall school development by being involved in school policy development
- Be a resource for working in partnership with school administration
- Act as liaison where appropriate between the student, teacher, and school administration