Honor Societies

Recognizing Academic Excellence
Don Bosco Prep’s various honor societies are dedicated to recognizing its students’ academic achievements, and the school community benefits from the talents that honor society members share with their classmates as peer tutors.  Information about membership eligibility and the application process for each honor society is available in the links below.

National Honor Society Qualifications

The minimum academic qualifications for the National Honor Society at Don Bosco Preparatory will be a weighted cumulative average of 93.000 for juniors and 90.000 for seniors. Students who meet these qualifications and have attended Don Bosco Prep for at least one year will be considered candidates.

In the fall, each candidate will receive an information form on which to describe his qualities of scholarship, leadership, service and character. A committee of five faculty members appointed by the Principal will review the information forms as well as any additional comments from faculty members. The committee will recommend membership for those
candidates who demonstrate a superior degree of leadership and service in student government, clubs, sports and other activities and who uphold the principles of morality, respect, ethics and truthfulness. 

Membership will be offered to candidates who are recommended by the faculty committee and approved by the Principal. Candidates become members by attending a suitable induction ceremony. The Principal will receive appeals in the cases of non-selections of candidates, and in the disciplining or dismissal of members.

Ineligible Applicants:

Students may be denied acceptance into NHS for many reasons, from late applications to violating school policy.  Please speak with the guidance counselor for more information.

FOUR PILLARS OF NHS

Honoring character, service, leadership and scholarship

Character

The student who exemplifies character:

  • Is honest
  • Shows good morals
  • Has good ethics
  • Is courteous
  • Shows genuine concern for others
  • Is respectful toward teachers, staff and students

Service

This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or their community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous and enthusiastic spirit.

The level and duration of service will be evaluated by the selection committee. It is important for the applicant to write all relevant info
rmation pertaining to service.

The committee cannot accept additional information 
or anything erroneously omitted after a decision has been made, as stated in the policy of the National Honor Society. It is very important that you include all service completed.

Leadership

The student who exercises leadership:

  • Is resourceful in solving new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions.
  • Demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities.
  • Exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals.
  • Is able to delegate responsibilities.
  • Exemplifies positive attitude and inspires positive behavior in others.
  • Demonstrates academic initiative.Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility.
  • Demonstrates reliability and dependability.
  • Is a forerunner in the classroom, at work, and in school or community activities.

Scholarship

A student's dedication to academic achievement through formal study, making the most of the educational opportunities available.

Students contribute to the school by building on the knowledge and experiences and passing it on as tutors to fellow students.

Contact Academic Department

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Craig Jandoli

    Mr. Craig Jandoli 

    Assistant Principal of Academics
  • Photo of Joseph Azzolino

    Mr. Joseph Azzolino 

    Principal
    201-327-8003

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