Regina Dominican has seven honor societies in order to recognize students for their accomplishments. These nation-wide organizations serve to distinguish our students as they prepare to apply to the most prestigious colleges and universities.
National Honor Society
The Regina Dominican High School Chapter of the National Honor Society follows the by-laws and constitution set forth by the Virginia-based National Honor Society organization. Membership in the National Honor Society is an honor bestowed upon a student. Upon meeting initial criteria determined by the Faculty Council, students are invited to submit a membership packet for consideration. To be eligible for membership into the Regina Dominican High School Chapter of the National Honor Society, a student must be an incoming junior or senior. Membership is based upon excellence in four areas: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
National Art Honor Society
This organization strives to recognize and develop the artistic talent of its members. It encourages them to use their talent in service to school and the larger community. Qualifications for membership include art scholarship, service and character. Juniors and seniors who have maintained an “A” average in at least three semesters of art are eligible for membership. Students are formally asked to join through a letter indicating that they have met the requirements. Following this, the students must complete an application process. The moderator reserves the right to decline membership based on application requirements. Once admitted, students are required to attend all meetings and activities.
Mu Alpha Theta: Mathematics Honor Society
Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School Mathematics Honor Society with over 88,000 student members in more than 1,800 schools across the country. Mu Alpha Theta is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school. Eligible students must maintain a grade point average of at least 4.6 in a minimum of four semesters of mathematics.
Société Honoraire de Français
This national honor society recognizes students of high scholastic achievement in the study of the French language and fosters enthusiasm for understanding the francophone culture and civilization. Students who have maintained a grade point average of at least 4.6 in at least four semesters of French and an overall average of at least 3.6 are eligible to apply for membership. Additional membership information is available from the faculty moderator.
Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica
This national honor society recognizes students whose achievement in the study of the Spanish language and culture is outstanding. Students who have maintained a grade point average of at least 4.6 in four semesters of Spanish (or three semesters if starting in Spanish II) and have demonstrated involvement in and dedication to the Spanish language and culture outside of class time are eligible to apply for membership. Applicants must also demonstrate good character and citizenship within our community. Members must maintain these standards to remain a member. Additional membership information is available from the faculty moderator.
Tri-M (Modern Music Masters) International Honor Society
Chartered in 1962, the Regina Dominican High School Chapter of Tri-M exemplifies the long-standing school tradition of commitment to excellence in music education. To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled in one of the Regina Dominican performing groups, maintain an A average in music and a B average overall. An audition is required to be considered for membership. In addition, a demonstration of excellence in the following areas is also a consideration: character, leadership, service and academics.
International Thespian Society
This international honor organization recognizes the dedication and service of Regina Dominican High School students to theater. To qualify for an invitation to membership, interested students accumulate points by participating in the various aspects of theater production. Members are expected to actively participate in major productions at Regina Dominican to maintain their status.