The Academic Counseling Student Service Team supports and assist students, parents and faculty in the academic educational process.
- We meet with students and parents various times throughout the year to assist students with upcoming events that are beneficial in achieving our academic mission.
- We plan and implement programs, which provide information and assistance to the parents and students concerning post secondary issues for high school students.
- We support the Aquinas administration and faculty in their academic pursuits - keeping in mind the best interest of our students and their future.
National Honors Society
To be eligible for membership in the National Honor Society, the candidate must be a junior or senior and have been at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School the equivalent of one semester. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of their demonstrated academics, service, leadership, and character. A NHS council composed of faculty evaluates candidate information and makes recommendations for selection. Students who exhibit behavior in or out of school contrary to the mission of Saint Thomas Aquinas High School may not be eligible. Information about the selection process may be obtained from the NHS sponsors.
In general, selection is based upon the following and must reflect a level of excellence and variety in each area:
Academics – students must have a cumulative GPA of 95% or above
Service – students must show evidence of service beyond what is required by the school
Leadership – students are judged on performance in a variety of areas such as elected office, chairmanships, group leadership, or other demonstrated leadership skills
Character – students with referrals in the current or previous semester will not be admitted. Multiple detentions or other similar activity may result in a student not being selected.
Students who meet the academic standard are notified and given information and packets in January.
Students must return completed packets by the designated deadline and are notified by mail regarding selection or non-selection. Written appeals may be made by the student to the selection committee if a student believes an error has occurred in the notification of eligibility or the mathematical miscalculation of the GPA. Non-selection or the student’s failure to complete the packet correctly are not matters of appeal.