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Mount St. Joseph Academy offers a variety of Honor Societies to recognize outstanding student achievement in a variety of disciplines.

National Honor Society

MSJ has been inducting students into the national honor society for generations. NHS not only recognizes a student’s scholarship, but the qualities of leadership, service, and character.

Criteria for National Honor Society Selection

  • SCHOLARSHIP: To be eligible for election to the National Honor Society, a Junior or Senior must have earned a grade point average of 3.5 (90%) or higher. No D’s or F’s may appear on the student’s transcript as a final grade in previous years or for quarterly grades during the year of selection. Seniors will be selected on the basis of their qualifications through the first marking term of their senior year. Selection will be made during the second marking term.

  • SERVICE: Proven willingness to work, without recognition, for benefit of school or community indicating a student’s commitment to service.

  • CHARACTER: Demonstration of the qualities of reliability, honesty, sincerity, and making the right choices proves by example that a student values character.

  • LEADERSHIP: Proven record of leadership within the school and/or greater community.

Selection Process

The NHS Faculty Council reviews information on each candidate and by consensus determines the NHS inductees.


  • All faculty are invited to make comments on candidates; however, the five appointed members of the NHS Faculty Council make the final selections. The decisions of the council are binding.

Continued Membership

If a member of the MSJ National Honor Society wishes to continue as a member, he/she must complete the process for review established by the NHS Adviser at the beginning of each academic year. Failure to complete the annual review process disqualifies a student from membership in the MSJ chapter of NHS.


There are definitive National Honor Society guidelines for selecting and dismissing students that the NHS Faculty Council uses. If a student is dismissed, that student will never be eligible again.

Other Honor Societies

  • Spanish Honor Society

  • Music Honor Society

  • Art Honor Society


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