Honor Societies

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY

French Honor Society (FHS) recognizes outstanding scholarship in the study of French language through selection for membership, the wearing of a tri-colored cord at graduation, and the right to wear the official pin of the honor society. The chapter provides students a vehicle for focusing activities around French language and culture. In addition, there is the opportunity for students to experience leadership in serving as officers, directing the initiation ceremony, and/or leading other chapter events. The FHS participates in National French Week each November. The date and weather are read in the morning over the PA system. FHS holds a school wide French trivia contest and prizes are awarded. A bake sale is held and French food is enjoyed at the monthly meeting. Posters promoting French are displayed throughout the school. In February the Valentine Sale is held. The proceeds benefit the solar suitcase project. FHS also participates in the World Language Mass. FHS also provides tutoring in French. FHS members also created a video of this year's activities which was shown at the induction ceremony. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month during activity period in Room 206.

Requirements for Membership:
  • Student must be actively engaged in the study of French.
  • Candidates must have completed three or more high school semesters of French.
  • Candidate must be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
  • Candidate must have maintained an A- average or higher in French both during the semester of selection and cumulatively.
  • Candidate must have a B- average or higher in all other subject areas during the semester of selection and cumulatively.
Member Responsibilities:
  • Show enthusiasm for the study of French.
  • Continue the study of French for at least one year.
  • Attend all meetings.
  • Participate in all FHS activities throughout the school year.
  • Participate in the tutoring program as needed.
Induction into the Immaculata High School Chapter of La Société Honoraire de Français is by invitation based on the above requirements and takes place in the spring of each school year.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS)

The National Honor Society (NHS) gives recognition to high school students who show outstanding scholarship, character, service and leadership. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are accepted for membership in the IHS chapter. The search begins in late September. Requirements must be met for acceptance.

  • Students must have a GPA of 3.7 from the previous academic year.

For sophomores:

  • Two honors courses in the same discipline for two years, e.g. Honors Biology followed by Honors Chemistry, English 1 H followed by English 2 H

For juniors & seniors:

  • Two honors courses for two years but not necessarily in the same sequence.
  • Completion of a service document with documentation by the moderators of the activities.
  • Comments from faculty on leadership and character of candidates based on observation in a classroom setting.
  • Review of all documents by the Faculty Council mid-November. Candidate is then notified.

The decision is final.

Once the student has been inducted, he/she must maintain a 3.6 GPA, complete five hours of services per quarter, continue to carry a minimum of two honors courses and to serve and lead in school life and activities. He/she must present his/her report card each quarter to the moderator and maintain a service record. Members who do not maintain these standards are subject to probation and/or dismissal. Procedures for probation/dismissal are distributed to all new members.

The NHS members meet monthly.

Moderator: Mr. Rodriguez


SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY

La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica or Spanish National Honor Society (SHS) recognizes high achievement in the study of the Spanish language at Immaculata High School, under our Chapter Ramón del Valle Inclán.

Eligibility includes:

  • An honors average (88 Honors, 93 CP) in the study of Spanish, for three consecutive semesters.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Review of conduct grade
  • Teacher recommendation

The induction ceremony is held in the Spring upon completion of moderator's review and candidate's agreement of:

  • Continued study of Spanish for at least one more year.
  • Service agreement for peer tutoring
  • Fundraising agreement to support ongoing programs

Members must maintain a minimum 3.3 GPA, an honors average in Spanish, conduct befitting a member of an honor society, active involvement in peer tutoring, and fundraising. Quarterly review of report card is made to ensure good standing.

Moderator: Mrs. Roulett


TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY

The Tri-M Music Honors Society is a national program through the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) which creates future leaders and promotes music advocacy. Our students, in grades 10–12, exemplify outstanding musicianship as well as hold high overall academic standings. Tri-M is a service based program that contributes to both our school and local communities.

Eligibility Requirements:

♪ 3.23 Overall Cumulative GPA
♪ 92.5 or above in a music dept. class
♪ Solo performance at student recital
♪ Recommendation signature of faculty
♪ Demonstrate character traits of leadership, service, and cooperation.

Once a Member Students Must:

♪ Attend a chapter meeting at least once an academic quarter
♪ Maintain membership in at least one department performing ensemble
♪ Maintain academic cumulative average of 3.23 GPA
♪ Maintain character traits that warranted membership

Meetings are held once a month in band room.

Moderator: Miss Sparkes

Assistant Moderator: Mr. Webber