Honor Societies

French National Honor Society

The French National Honor Society is a national organization composed of students who excel in the study of French. Students are selected for membership at the completion of French II. To be eligible a student must have at least an A- average (B- honors) for all French courses, at least a 3.5 overall GPA and must take French III in the following school year.
Activities of the French National Honor Society include three hours of tutoring in French each year, and participating in three school activities and one service project.
The French National Honor Society combines with the French Club to sponsor activities during Foreign Language Week and collaborates with Student Council and other organizations for school events.

Mu Alpha Theta

Mu Alpha Theta is an honorary math club with the purpose of stimulating interest in mathematics, serving the school by offering tutoring to students, and encouraging competition at the city, district, and state levels. Membership is by invitation. A student will be invited only once to join Mu Alpha Theta. If she does not accept the invitation after qualifying for membership, she will not receive a second invitation.
Requirements for admission:
  • overall 3.75 GPA
  • completion of Algebra I and Geometry with an A final grade in regular classes, or an A or B in honors classes
In order to remain a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the student must maintain a quarterly GPA of 3.75, a minimum "B" average in all mathematics courses each quarter, attend club meetings, participate in activities as outlined in the constitution and perform eight hours of tutoring per year.

Latin National Honor Society

The Latin National Honor Society recognizes those students who show continued academic excellence in Latin and have at least a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 and a B- average in all Latin classes taken. Members promote passion for not only the Latin language, but also for all cultural aspects often associated with Latin. Students also offer their services as tutors and commit to doing hands-on community service as a group. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month before school.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society of Secondary Schools (NHS) has as its purpose the creation of enthusiasm for scholarship, the stimulation of a desire to render service, the promotion of leadership, and the development of character in the students of secondary schools.
Invitations to membership in the National Honor Society are open to sophomores and juniors who meet the following requirements: Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75, at least two honors-level courses, and be in good standing in extra-curricular activities.
Satisfaction of the minimum requirements does not automatically ensure a student of membership in the National Honor Society. Students who earn the required GPA but do not exhibit leadership and character qualities as described in the NHS handbook will not be admitted to the National Honor Society. The final decisions for eligibility are made by the Principal in consultation with the Administrative Council.

National Art Honor Society

The purpose of the National Art Honor Society is to inspire and recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in art, to aid them in furthering their creative abilities and talents, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
The Mount Carmel Academy chapter promotes interest through in-school and community-oriented projects and art work displays, spring NAHS-sponsored art shows, art workshops and on-going education concerning careers in the varied arts.
Selection for membership is based upon art scholarship, service, character, portfolio review and a tryout poster. The student must have completed an art course with at least a "B" average and have a minimal 3.0 GPA.

National Junior Art Honor Society

The purpose of the National Junior Art Honor Society is to recognize those eighth graders and ninth graders who have shown outstanding ability in art and to foster excellence and dedication in the pursuit of art through service.

Spanish National Honor Society

The Spanish National Honor Society recognizes students who have outstanding ability in Spanish. It sponsors activities which further the student's knowledge of Spanish and the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.

Tri M Music Honor Society

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international honor society for junior high school and senior high school music students. Tri-M does for music what the National Honor Society does for academic scholarship. The selection of students for membership is based strictly on merit. Ability and scholarship in both music and academic subjects, cooperation with teachers and fellow students, leadership and service are basic requirements.

National Thespian Honor Society

The Society was established in 1929. The organization is named for Thespis, the ancient Greek who, according to legend, stepped out from the chorus and became the first actor. The Society’s guiding principle is a dedication to excellence in educational theatre. The International Thespian Society honors those students who do theatre well.
Motto: "Act well your part; there all the honor lies."
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