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, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Marketing, and Personal Financial Management 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 3.5, with no grade lower than a “B” in a business course. (4) Students will be judged on academic achievements, character, and service.
Eligible students will receive an application form to complete during the month of February, which will then be reviewed by members of the business department. To maintain membership students must maintain the appropriate grade point average, be in good academic standing each quarter and observe all school rules and regulations.
Selected students will be inducted induction in March.
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.
Eligibility requirements include: (1) Students must be dance team members for two consecutive years to be eligible. (2) Students must be juniors or seniors. (3) Students must have an overall GPA of 3.0, with no grade lower than an A- in a dance course. (4) Be actively involved in dance activities. (5) Earn 30 points toward induction as a full member. (6) Attend Nu Delta Alpha meetings and activities. (7) Students must participate in two hours of off-site dance classes per week. (8) Students must attend a professional dance performance twice a year. (9) Students will be judged on academic achievement, character, and community service through dance.
Eligibility must be approved by the dance director.
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 chapter shall be based upon art scholarship, service and character.
To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been in attendance for a period equivalent to two semesters in art in this school. Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter must be high school students, and shall have a minimum art scholarship average of A minus. Members must also have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. This level of achievement shall remain fixed.
Service hour requirement 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 Induction Ceremony at the end of the year.
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.
Membership requires that a student maintain an "A-" average for a minimum of three semesters and an overall average of 3.5, intend to continue her studies in the language, receive an exemplary recommendation by her teacher, and be approved by the principal and chairperson of the department. Members are required to participate in in-service after school activities related to the subject and must complete the required service hours per year.
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 quality theater arts instruction. Thespian membership will be 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 at the school where she is to be initiated.
The Mu Alpha Theta chapter was formed to foster interest in mathematics and to recognize students with high achievement in the mathematics courses in our school. To be eligible for membership, a student must be enrolled in Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, Honors Precalculus, or a more advanced honor course. She must have completed a minimum of three semesters of high school mathematics and must have achieved a B+ average in all previous math courses at Lourdes Academy with the exception of Honors Precalculus A and any AP math course. She must have at least a B average in Honors Precalculus A and a B- in an AP course. She is required to be in a Level 4 or AP math course in both her junior and senior years at OLLA. Members who fail to maintain the appropriate grade average in each of their math courses and/or do not fulfill their service hours will forfeit their membership. Members will be required to attend the meetings of the society and participate in math competitions.
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 committee of English teachers recommends students for inclusion in the honor society.
In order to be eligible for membership, students must: be enrolled in an English Honors course; only Sophomores and Juniors are eligible; must have an overall GPA of 4.0; must have a B+ or above in their English classes. Eligibility must be approved for the chapter by the NEHS board and school
Membership in Bernadette Chapter of the National Honor Society of Our Lady of Lourdes Academy is restricted to students of the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades who possess in an outstanding manner the qualities of scholarship, character, leadership and service.
To qualify for membership in the National Honor Society at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, a student must have a cumulative average of at least 4.0. Furthermore, the student must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership and service and must display exemplary character.
The Quill and Scroll is an International Honor Society for student journalists. Membership in the school's chapter is restricted to second semester sophomores, juniors and seniors who are in the top one-third of their class who participate in any one of the school's publications and who are recommended by their advisors.
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 seniors who have demonstrated integrity and outstanding achievement in general academics as well as the Social Studies. Social Studies faculty recommendations are made at the beginning of senior year, based on the following criteria: (1) Minimum 4.0 academic average, (2) Only seniors are eligible, (3) A minimum of three credits in Social Studies must have been earned by the end of the junior year, (4) Students must have earned a grade of 3.5 or higher in all Honors and AP Social Studies classes, and (5) a 4.0 in all Level 3 classes.
Eligibility is approved by the Social Studies chapter advisors and administration.
The Juan J. Remos Chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, has for its purpose to recognize high achievement in Spanish by students and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic studies.
In order to be inducted into the Spanish National Honor Society, students must be enrolled in a third year Spanish course, and must have completed three consecutive semesters of Spanish with a minimum grade of "B+" in honors or A.P. courses and "A-" in level 3 courses. Furthermore, students must be recommended by their Spanish teacher.
To maintain membership students must continue their Spanish studies with the required grade, complete the service hours assigned, participate in activities sponsored by the school chapter and attend all meetings.
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.
Candidates are selected from school music students that exhibit exceptional scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Tri-M member consideration is not limited to any one segment of our music program (such as chamber, chorus, AP Music Theory, etc.). Members are encouraged to remain active during such time when there is no music course on their class schedule.
To qualify for membership at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, candidates must: Have been enrolled in a school-sponsored music ensemble and/or class for at least one semester of the current school year; have maintained at least an overall 3.5 grade point average, with no grade lower than a “B” in Music courses; must be of good character*; must be in leadership roles in both school and community; must be in service roles in the school and community.
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.