The academic achievements of more than 500 of the district’s high-performing scholars on both the junior high and senior high school level were recognized over the last month during their respective honor society inductions.
National Honor Society/National Junior Honor Society: Ninety-two senior high school students were inducted into the National Honor Society, while 153 junior high school students became part of the NJHS. The NHS seeks to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership and develop character. To qualify for consideration, a student must have a cumulative unweighted average of 88 or higher in Regents or honors classes, complete an application that documents a wide variety of community service and leadership and write an essay. Click here for a list of NHS. Click here for a list of NJHS inductees.
Technology/Business & Marketing Honor Society: Fifteen students were inducted into the Business & Marketing Honor Society in 2016, while the Technology Honor Society welcomed 25 inductees. In order to qualify, seniors must complete three units in a technology/business/marketing course by the end of year. Sophomores/juniors must complete two units with one more prior to graduation. They must have an 88 average or higher in technology/business/marketing courses and a minimum overall average of 80. Candidates must demonstrate character, leadership and service. For the complete list, click here.
Vincent Foley Foreign Language Honor Society: This year, 124 students were inducted into the Vincent Foley Foreign Language Honor Society. Candidates are selected from those students who are in Level 3 foreign language classes. A student must have an 85 average or higher in each level of language studies and a cumulative average of at least 80 in all other courses excluding foreign language since their language studies began. Candidates are screened for character, class participation and oral competency. Members are expected to maintain high standards of performance in their subsequent language studies. The complete list of students can be found here.
Art Honor Society: To be considered for this honor society, students must have a 90 average or higher in art classes, with one year of credit in art. Along with two teacher recommendations, those in consideration must also perform eight hours of art-related community service. Click here for this year’s list of 21 inductees.
Math & Science National Honor Society: One hundred and twenty-four students, along with 20 probationary members, were inducted into the Math & Science National Honor Society. Students must be at least a sophomore and maintain an overall average of at least 85, a minimum course grade of 85 in all math and science honors classes, and a minimum course grade of 80 in all math or science Advanced Placement classes. They must enroll in at least one honors or upper level math class, and one honors or upper level science class each year. In addition, they must be active members of the Math Club, Science Olympiad, Forensics Team, SEA Club, Chess Club, Quiz Bowl or Robotics Club. A list of new inductees can be found here.
The district extends its congratulations to all students inducted into the honor societies.