Science National Honor Society

We are very pleased to offer the junior and senior students of St. James Academy the opportunity to join our charter of the Science National Honor Society. Admission into this honor society is open to all juniors and seniors who meet the following requirements.

  • Must have taken at least one Pre-AP/Honors science class during their freshman or sophomore years.
  • Must be enrolled in at least one Honors or AP science class, during their junior or senior years.
  • A member must maintain a 90% weighted cumulative GPA overall and a 92% un-weighted science GPA. (As shown on PowerSchool*.)
  • Students must complete four years of science classes. (Exploring Health Care Professions does NOT count as a science class.)

*Powerschool GPA

  • Everything you will need can be found on PowerSchool.
  • Overall science GPA: go to your grade history to find your scores for all of the science semesters you have completed. Add up your grades and divide by the number of semesters completed. These scores are the unweighted scores.
  • Overall GPA: can be found at the bottom of your current grade list. GPA is your overall weighted GPA.

If you meet all of these requirements, you are invited to apply for membership in SNHS. Complete the attached application and return it to Mrs. Heinerikson by the first Friday of class after Christmas Break.

After being accepted into the SNHS, you will receive an invitation to a Welcome Ceremony where the science department will “honor” you for your years of hard work. You will receive a certificate of accomplishment and cords at graduation.

Juniors will be expected to complete a project in the sciences either during their junior year, over the summer, or during their first semester senior year. There are many acceptable projects that will be discussed at the Welcome Ceremony.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Heinerikson.