Academics

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. Information is listed below concerning eligibility for each criterion.

SCHOLARSHIP

Jesuit emphasizes academic excellence and intellectual challenge. Jesuit students demonstrate scholarship by attaining a considerable level of proficiency in various disciplines. In order to be eligible for the National Honor Society, Jesuit students must have a cumulative grade point average of 88 or better. Grades are checked at the close of the first semester sophomore year. Any student who does not qualify will be reviewed again at the close of the first semester of their junior year.

CHARACTER

A student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle. Feedback on students’ character will be solicited directly from current teachers, coaches, and moderators, as well as the Office of Student Affairs. In order to be eligible, a student must receive positive feedback, and be in good standing with regard to school policies.

LEADERSHIP

A student demonstrates leadership by example, by being a team builder, by encouraging and supporting others, by taking on as well as delegating responsibilities, and believes in constant learning and development. Students applying to the National Honor Society are expected to be active in extracurricular and service activities. Feedback on a student’s participation in these activities will be solicited directly from the counseling department.

SERVICE

Students are expected to participate actively in the service to others. Projects can include those organized by the school or events outside of the school. Students should work with the Office of Community Service and Social Justice for opportunities.

Purpose

The purpose of the National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership, and to develop character in students. After a careful review of potential candidates based on the above criterion, new members will be determined by the National Honor Society committee. Inductees will be encouraged to serve the community by offering academic assistance through peer tutorials. New members should enroll themselves in the National Honor Society page on Moodle, to receive further information concerning tutorials and service hours.