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.
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.
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.
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 various extracurricular and service activities. Feedback on a student’s participation in these activities will be solicited directly from the counseling department.
Service hours accumulated between the summer prior through end of the current school year will be assessed. Students are expected to have 20 hours of service during that time period. Note all service hours must be documented with Mr. Riemer by the end of the school year. Students will be accepted into the NHS pending completion of their service hours. Mr. Riemer will submit a summary of service hours to the NHS Committee directly. No documentation of service hours needs to be submitted by the student.
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.