Jesuit Dallas has a distinguished record of scholastic achievement and many of our students are honored each year through nationally recognized programs such as National Merit and AP® Scholars. Jesuit Dallas is also a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and is highly regarded by college professors and recruiters for producing well-prepared and deep-thinking graduates.
National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
National Merit Scholarship Program
Based on a selection index score on their junior year PSAT/NMSQT®, these awards recognize the top scoring students who also have academic records at Jesuit to support the scores. Jesuit has a standing record of recognizing students in each category, and over 600 students earning National Merit Commended, Semifinalist, or Finalist distinctions since the program was started.
The College Board® Advanced Placement® (AP®) program recognizes students who, according to College Board®, “demonstrate outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP® Exams.” Historically, each year Jesuit has over 40 students who qualify for various levels of distinction.
National Recognition Programs
The College Board® also recognizes outstanding Hispanic, African American, and Indigenous high school students who score high on the PSAT/NMSQT® during their sophomore or junior year. Approximately 7,000 students around the country are selected each year. Jesuit is proud to recognize, on average in recent years, over 30 scholars each year through this program.
National Honor Society
Membership in the Aloysius Chapter of the National Honor Society at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas is based on four criteria; scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Students must be in good standing with the school and have cumulative GPA of 88% or higher to be considered.
Spanish Honor Society
Students who demonstrate success in learning and sharing cultures are invited to apply for the Spanish Honor Society. The program supports many service and academic enrichment programs, including a pen-pal program with service agencies in Mexico.
Academic Excellence Awards
Chosen by their teachers each spring, recipients of excellence awards excelled in their respective classes and demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the classroom.