The Business Honor Society is designed to recognize those members of FBLA who truly excel in academic preparation and an eventual career in the business world. This group recognizes that in order to succeed as a true business leader, our members need to be well prepared in terms of their academics, career skills, and leadership development.
To qualify for membership to the Business Honor Society at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy the student must meet the following criteria:
1) Students must have taken 3 business courses. Acceptable business courses are: Accounting I, Accounting II, Business and Entrepreneurship, Business Law Honors, Introduction to Marketing, Personal and Family Finance and Visual Communication.
2) Students must be a member of the Future Business Leaders of America Club -FBLA (must be a member during the application year through graduation).
3) Students must have an overall GPA of 3.0, with no grade lower than a “B” in a business course.
4) Students will be judged on academic achievements, character, and service. Selected students will be inducted in the annual Honor Societies Induction Ceremony.
To maintain membership inductees must maintain the appropriate grade point average, be in good academic standing each quarter and observe all school rules and regulations.
Dance Honor Society
Nu Delta Alpha is a Dance National Honor Society which recognizes students who have shown outstanding achievement in the field of dance. Our goal is to contribute to the enrichment of these students by allowing them to utilize their talents to represent their school and community with excellence in dance. We aim to better serve our students by recognizing their commitment to the arts and in addition recognizing their scholarly achievements while participating in such a challenging dance program.
To qualify for membership the student must meet the following criteria:
1) Students must be members of the dance team for two consecutive years.
2) Students must have an overall GPA of 3.0, with no grade lower than an A-in a dance course.
3) Be actively involved in dance performances at OLLA.
4) Earn 30 points toward induction as a full member.
5) Attend Nu Delta Alpha meetings and activities.
6) Students must participate in two hours of off-site dance classes per week.
7) Students must attend a professional dance performance twice a year.
8) Students will be judged on academic achievement, character, and community service through dance.
9.) Eligibility must be approved by the dance director.
To maintain membership inductees must complete at least 10 service hours related to dance in the community and be actively involved throughout their high school careers in dance activities at OLLA.
National Art Honors Society
The purpose of the National Art Honors Society is to inspire and recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in art; foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art; further creative abilities and talents of the Society’s members, as well as the school’s entire student art enrollment; aid members in working toward the attainment of their highest potential in an art area; bring art to the attention of the school and community; increase an awareness of art in relation to other areas of the school curriculum; and further aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the school’s total program. Membership in this is based upon art scholarship, service and character.
To qualify for membership the student must meet the following criteria: 1) Completion of three semesters of art classes at OLLA (Studio Art I, Art II, Art III (Honors), AP Drawing, AP Art History, and/or 3D Art). 2) Maintain a minimum art scholarship of an A (93) in 3D Art, Studio Art I, II, and III and A- (90) in AP Art History and AP Studio Art. 3) Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average. 4) Complete Service Hour required which include the completion of an original Personal Service Art Project in the community by each member of the society. This project must show the member’s commitment and dedication toward enhancing the community through the Visual Arts and the use of her personal artistic talents. The project and its accomplishments will be exhibited in the Art Show at the end of the year.
To maintain membership inductees must pay dues and complete at least 10 service hours in the visual arts project before she graduates.
French National Honor Society
The main objectives of this organization are to stimulate interest in the study of French; to promote high standards of scholarship; to reward high scholastic attainments; to create enthusiasm for an understanding of French culture and civilization; to promote and perpetuate Franco-American friendship, and to reward efforts toward furthering Franco-American solidarity.
To qualify for membership the student must meet the following criteria:
1) Maintain an A- (90) average in French for a minimum of three consecutive semesters
2) Maintain a 4.0 overall average at OLLA.
3) Intend to continue her studies in the language.
4) Receive an exemplary recommendation by her teacher
5) Approval of the Dean of Students, Chairperson of the department and French teacher(s).
To maintain membership in the French Honor Society inductees are required to enroll in an Honors or AP French course in their Junior and Senior years.
International Thespian Honor Society
The International Thespian Society's purpose is to honor secondary school students for outstanding work in theater. The society's focus is on the students, their achievements, involvement and access to q theater arts instruction. Thespian membership is awarded on a democratic basis to all students who qualify according to the Society's point system. Any student who has participated in at least two productions for a total of one hundred hours of work is eligible for Thespian membership. One point represents approximately ten hours of excellent work. A student must earn ten points, five of which must be acquired school where she is to be initiated. In addition, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Inducted students who seek to graduate with honor cords must remain members in good standing with the organization by attending general meetings and actively participating in at least one Thespian sponsored show or competition yearly.
Math National Honor Society
The Mu Alpha Theta chapter fosters interest in mathematics and recognizes students with high achievement in the mathematics courses in our school.
To qualify for membership the student must meet the following criteria: 1) Sophomores who have completed Honors Geometry and are enrolled in Honors Algebra II or more advanced honors course. Juniors enrolled in Honors Algebra II, Honors Precalculus, or more advance course. 2) Completed a minimum of three semesters of honors high school mathematics. 3) Achieved an average of A (93) or higher in all Honors and/or AP Math classes taken. 4) Cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher. 5) Commitment to enroll in an Honors or AP Math course during junior and senior years.
To maintain membership, inductees must maintain the appropriate grade average in each of their math courses (see details below) and fulfill the required service hours. Members will also be required to attend the meetings of the society and participate in math competitions. Appropriate grade average to maintain membership: Honors Math courses: B+ (87) or higher Honors Precalculus: 85 or higher Honors Calculus: 85 or higher AP Calculus: B (83) or higher AP Stats: B (83) or higher
National English Honor Society
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society and the sponsor of the National English Honor Society (NEHS) for high school students. The Our Lady of Lourdes Academy Kate Chopin Chapter of the NEHS restricts membership to eligible sophomores and juniors with achievement in their high school English courses. Students must also demonstrate character and avid interest in reading and writing. A of English teachers recommends students for inclusion in the honor society.
To qualify for membership the student must meet the following criteria: 1) Sophomore or Junior standing 2) Must have an overall GPA of 4.0 3) Currently enrolled in an English Honors course 4) Completed a minimum of three semesters of Honors English courses 5) Maintain an A- (90) average in English for a minimum of three consecutive semesters 6) Approval of the English Dept. and school administration (disciplinary/attendance record is considered)
To maintain membership, inductees must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0, a B+ average in their Honors English classes and complete required service hours.
National Honor Society
Membership in Bernadette Chapter of the National Honor Society of Our Lady of Lourdes Academy is open to students of the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades who possess in an outstanding manner the qualities of scholarship, character, leadership and service. Eligible students are inducted in either their sophomore or junior years.
To qualify for membership the student must meet the following criteria:
1) Sophomore or junior standing
2) Cumulative average of at least 4.0.
3) Demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership and service and must display exemplary character.
To maintain membership, inductees must continue to meet the requirements of the society as active members through their senior year.
National Speech and Debate Association
In order to become members of the OLLA Speech and Debate Honor Society, students must achieve high marks in academics and dutiful performance in speech and debate. The student members must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, abide by the Speech and Debate Society Code of Honor and earn a minimum of 25 points in a number of speech and debate activities, including interscholastic competition speaking events, and service activities. The more points earned for participating, the higher degrees and seals a debater may earn for her achievements.
Quill and Scroll
The Quill and Scroll is an International Honor Society for student journalists.
To qualify for membership the student must meet the following criteria: 1) Sophomore, junior or senior standing 2) Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 3) Enrolled and have produced superior work in Yearbook 2, Yearbook 3, Journalism 2, Journalism 3, Broadcast Journalism 2, Broadcast Journalism 3 or Broadcast Journalism 4 4) Recommendation from their advisors.
To maintain membership, inductees must continue to meet the requirements for eligibility and continue to perform for their publication at a high level.
Science National Honor Society
Membership to the Science National Honor Society is open to students who meet the following criteria:
1) Junior standing; 2) cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; 3) completed at least two honors or AP level science courses by the end of junior year; and 4) maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher for all science courses taken for high school credit.
To remain eligible for the Honor Society, inductees must commit to enroll in an Honors or AP yearlong science course in senior year.
Social Studies Honor Society
Rho Kappa, the Social Studies Honor Society, is affiliated with the Florida Council for the Social Studies. It recognizes outstanding seniors in the area of Social Studies. Membership is restricted to eligible juniors and seniors who have demonstrated integrity and outstanding achievement in general academics as well as the Social Studies.
To qualify for membership the student must meet the following criteria: 1) Junior or senior with demonstrated integrity and outstanding achievement in general academics as well as the Social Studies 2) Minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA 3) Minimum of five (5) completed semesters in the field of Social Studies and a commitment to complete at least eight (8) 4) Earned a minimum grade of A (93) in college preparatory Social Studies courses, A- (90) in honors Social Studies courses and B+ (87) in AP Social Studies courses (an exception may be given to students that have taken 2 or more AP Social Studies classes; a student may qualify if ONE of the AP classes has an 85 or above) 5) Approval of the Social Studies chapter advisors and administration.
To maintain membership, inductees must maintain the minimum eligibility requirements for induction to the Honor Society, complete eight (8) semesters of study (4.0 credits) in the Social Studies, fulfill the required service hours, pay annual dues, and preserve a good discipline record.
Spanish National Honor Society
The Juan J. Remos Chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, has its purpose to recognize high achievement in Spanish by students and to promote continuity of interest in Spanish and Latin American studies.
To qualify for membership the student must meet the following criteria: 1) Junior or Senior Standing currently enrolled in a Spanish course 2) Maintain a 4.0 cumulative GPA 3) Earned a minimum grade of A (93) or higher in all Spanish classes with no semester grade below a A- (90) 4) Approval of the Dean of Students and current Spanish teachers 5) For juniors, commitment to continue the study of Spanish in senior year
To maintain membership, inductees must commit to enroll in an Honors or AP Spanish course in their junior and senior years, complete the service hours assigned, participate in activities sponsored by the school chapter and attend all meetings.
Sports Medicine Honor Society
The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship in the area of sports medicine and other fields directly related to sports medicine, to stimulate a desire to render service in the community, to promote leadership, and to assist in the development of character in the students of Our Lady of Lourdes Academy.
To qualify for induction and remain a “Member in Good Standing”, students must meet the following requirements: 1) Junior or Senior standing. 2) Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and an 87 or higher in each of the following courses: Sports Medicine I, First Aid, Health, and Personal Fitness. In addition, students must have completed Anatomy & Physiology with an 87 or higher or be currently enrolled in Anatomy & Physiology with a semester 1 average of 87 or higher and currently enrolled in Sports Medicine II or subsequent course. 3) Leadership: Students are expected to be resourceful, good problem solvers, idea-contributors, and promoters of the field of sports medicine. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school and community activities. 4) Character: Students of good character shall respect the rights, welfare, and dignity of all. They shall promote and maintain high standards of behavior, upholding principles of morality and ethics. Approval of moderator and administration. 5) Pledge, through written agreement, knowledge and understanding of requirements to continue as a member of the Honor Society.
To remain a “Member in Good Standing,” inductees must maintain the minimum eligibility requirements for induction to the Honor Society, continue enrollment in Sports Medicine related courses, fulfill the required service component, and preserve a good discipline record.
Tri-M-Music Honor Society
The chief aims of the Tri-M Music Honor Society are to foster greater interest in the arts and to provide wider opportunities for personal musical expression.
To qualify for membership the student must meet the following criteria: 1) Enrolled in a school-sponsored music ensemble and/or class for at least one semester of the current school year; 2) Maintained at least an overall 2.5 grade point average, with no grade lower than a B (83) in Music courses; 3) Demonstrated good character*; 4) Demonstrated leadership roles in both school and community; 5) Demonstrated music-oriented service roles in the school and community. 6) Eligibility is approved by the Tri-M chapter adviser.
*For the purposes of eligibility, Tri-M defines character as a person who demonstrates respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
To maintain membership, inductees must continue enrollment in a school -sponsored music ensemble and/ or class for at least one semester of the current year, or remain active in the music department during such time when there is no music course on their class schedule; non-course involvement must be approved by the Music Director.