National Honor Society
The Saint de La Salle Chapter of the National Honor Society, which was chartered at Christian Brothers Academy in 1965, exists to promote Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character among high school students. Membership is open to juniors and seniors who exhibit these qualities to an exceptional degree.
A standing committee of the faculty sets the standards and governs issues of discipline of members.
Scholarship: To qualify for admission, a student must have a minimum cumulative average of 92%.
Service, which reflects a commitment to the life both of the CBA and local communities, is determined through participation in clubs and athletics at the school and volunteering in the local community. Consideration is given to all activities since the beginning of freshman year.
Academy Activities: Upon application for admission to NHS, each candidate must have completed a total of 10 activity points. Points are assigned per activity upon completion of the program year. Four of those points must represent a two-year commitment to a single two-point activity. Clubs and sports are assigned either a one or two point rating. Activities that have a two point rating require a substantial time commitment and more responsibility beyond attending and participating in meetings. For each activity, the candidate must have the coach’s or moderator’s endorsement certifying that he has been a regular and contributing participant.
Two Point Activities: Academic Team, Academy Torch, Ambassadors Program, Arister, Chess Team, Interscholastic Sports, Lasallian Youth, Mock Trial, Model UN, Pegasus Productions (Cast/Crew/ Chorus/Jazz Band, Pit Band). SADD, Student Council Officer, and Yearbook.
One Point Activities: CBACCS, Chess Club, Comic Book & Anime Club, French Club, FBLA, Italian Culture Society, Junior Statesman of America, Landscape, Engineering and Architectural Club, Math Team, Ping Pong, Pipes and Drums, Sailing Club, Science Team, Sci-Fi Club, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Theological Debate Society, Video Club, Video Game Club, Worship Ministry.
Community Service: A minimum of 130 hours are required for Juniors and 140 hours for Seniors (September Consideration) and 150 for February consideration. The total number of hours includes those required for the Service Program.
Leadership: Clear evidence of leadership, either an elected or appointed position, or a project or activity which reflects initiative and leadership, is required.
Character: Each member of the National Honor Society is a positive and contributing individual both at CBA and within the community. Those considered for membership in the Society must receive favorable ratings from the faculty. Each candidate must have a satisfactory discipline record, and demonstrate a consistent pattern of honesty and integrity in academic, social and co-curricular concerns.
Those students with the minimum academic average are invited to complete a Personal Profile. Seniors are reviewed for admission in September and February; Juniors in February. The Induction Ceremony is held at the Honors Convocation.
All members of the National Honor Society are evaluated at the beginning of each semester. Any member not maintaining the standards which merited his selection will be placed on probation and subject to dismissal.