Honor Societies

HONOR ROLL AND DEAN’S LIST

  • Honor roll status is awarded to students who have done above-average classroom work during a specific grading term. Above-average classroom work is defined as at least a 3.0 unweighted grade point average in a minimum of four full-credit courses for which grades are awarded in accordance with the Board of Education’s policy on grading. Grades in physical education, driver education, and academic support programs are excluded in honor roll determination. Beginning with the class of 2015, coursework in musical performance, school publications, and Newscene in the student's sophomore, junior and/or senior year will be included in the GPA. Students who earn a superior unweighted grade point average of 3.5 or higher will have their names placed on the Dean’s List.

SCHOLARSHIP CUP

  • The seniors who have the highest rank in class at the end of seven semesters are awarded the Scholarship Cup. The recipients are determined by figuring the cumulative weighted grade point averages of senior students for all semesters at Oak Park and River Forest High School. To be eligible to win the Scholarship Cup, a senior must have been enrolled at Oak Park and River Forest High School for a minimum of any five semesters preceding the award and must be eligible to earn a diploma from this high school at the conclusion of that year.

CUM LAUDE SOCIETY

 

  • Membership in Cum Laude, the academic honor society, is based on one’s GPA at the end of a junior's fifth or a senior's seventh semester. The top five percent of the junior class and the top fifteen percent of the senior class who meet membership criteria are invited to join the society.

WORLD LANGUAGES HONOR SOCIETIES

  • French.  The Antoine de St. Exupéry Chapter of the Société Honoraire de Français, which is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, was established in 1981. To qualify for membership, a student must be in his/her third, fourth, or fifth year of high school honors level French, have maintained semester grades of A in the three preceding semesters of high school honors French, and have a minimum 3.2 weighted GPA.
  • German.  The Alpha Chi Chapter of the Deutsche Ehrenverbindung, which is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German, was established in 1985. To qualify for membership, a student must be in his/her third or fourth year of high school honors level German, have maintained semester grades of A in the three preceding semesters of high school German, and have a minimum 3.2 weighted GPA.
  • Italian.  The Dante Alighieri Chapter of the Società Onoraria Italica, which is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Italian, was established in 1991. To qualify for membership, a student must be in his/her third, fourth, or fifth year of high school honors level Italian, have maintained semester grades of A in the three preceding semesters of high school honors Italian, and have a minimum 3.2 weighted GPA.
  • Japanese.  The Seiken Chapter of the Nihongo Yutoseikai, which is sponsored by the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers, was established in 1991. To qualify for membership, a student must be in his/her third or fourth year of high school honors level Japanese, have maintained semester grades of A in the three preceding semesters of high school Japanese, have a minimum 3.2 weighted GPA, and have demonstrated interest in language and culture activities.
  • Latin.  The Sigma Lambda Chapter of the Societas Honoris Classica, which is sponsored by the National Junior Classical League, was established in 1985. To qualify for membership, a student must be in his/her third or fourth year of high school honors level Latin, have maintained semester grades of A in the three preceding semesters of high school Latin, have a minimum 3.2 weighted GPA, and have exemplified good citizenship.
  • Spanish.  The Doña Perfecta Chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, which is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, was established in 1979. To qualify for membership, a student must be in his/her third, fourth, or fifth year of high school honors level Spanish, have maintained semester grades of A in the three preceding semesters of high school honors Spanish, and have a minimum 3.2 weighted GPA.

Process. Interested students must request an informational sheet, an application, and recommendation form from their respective language teacher. Qualified students will be required to complete 5 service hours per year as a member of their language National Honor Society. The application process will begin during second quarter.

Students are excluded from chapter membership if there is an incident of serious misconduct or plagiarism, or if the current level of class work does not meet required academic standards.