North Carolina Schools Earn Level 2 Status in NFHS School Honor Roll Program

INDIANAPOLIS, IN  – The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is pleased to announce NCHSAA Member schools that have earned Level 2 status in the NFHS School Honor Roll.

The newly instituted NFHS School Honor Roll is a national recognition program designed to promote high school coaches' professional development by completing specific online education courses through the NFHS Learning Center (

The latest NCHSAA schools achieving this honor are;

  • Gray's Creek High School
  • Jones Senior High School
  • West Craven High School

In earning Level 2 status, more than 90 percent of the coaches at Jones Senior High School completed courses that pertain specifically to sports they coach, along with “First Aid, Health and Safety,” “Heat Illness Prevention” and “Student Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.” 

“We want to congratulate the coaches and administration at Jones Senior High School in becoming the seventh school across the country to earn Level 2 status in the School Honor Roll,” said Dr. Karissa Niehoff, NFHS executive director. “This is a tremendous accomplishment and a strong indication of the school’s commitment to professional development for its coaches. These courses will be very beneficial for the coaches at Jones Senior High School in handling their daily tasks, and we hope this encourages other schools to follow their example.” 

“"We are very proud of our Jones Senior High School Trojans Athletics Department and Coaches under the leadership of our Athletic Director, Coach Greg Hampton, for their commitment to education and modeling the importance of being lifelong learners for our student-athletes, school, and community,” said Tod Morgan, principal of Jones Senior High School. 

As a physical sign of completing Level 2 certification, Jones Senior High School will receive a large Level 2 display banner for its school gymnasium to commemorate the school’s accomplishments and dedication to professional development and education-based activity programs. 

Jones Senior High School previously earned its Level 1 status (and banner) when 90 percent of its coaches completed the core course “Fundamentals of Coaching” along with three of the Learning Center’s most significant courses – “Concussion in Sports,” “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” and “Protecting Students from Abuse.”

A Level 3 banner will be awarded for schools that reach 90-percent completion for the “Sportsmanship,” “Strength and Conditioning,” “Teaching and Modeling Behavior,” “Engaging Effectively with Parents” and “Bullying, Hazing, and Inappropriate Behaviors” courses.

“Earning the NFHS School Honor Roll banner is a symbol that the school and its coaches are committed to providing a great experience for young people, and it’s something that everyone can be proud of within their communities,” said Dan Schuster, NFHS Director of Educational Services. 

For more information on the NFHS School Honor Roll and to apply for participation in the program, please visit