"Mu Alpha Theta, the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society, was formed in 1957 at the University of Oklahoma. We are dedicated to inspiring a keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. Currently, more than 124,000 students are Mu Alpha Theta members at more than 2,633 schools in the United States and in 23 foreign countries.”
AAST students in grades 11-12 qualify may become members of Mu Alpha Theta by meeting all criteria
- GPA of 3.8 or higher, weighted
- Attain credits to qualify during junior or senior year based on HCS Promotion and Retention policy.
- A member must have completed Pre-Calculus Honors or higher before or during their junior year
- All mathematics courses taken at a high school level must be designated honors or higher.
- Be enrolled in an upper level honors mathematics course beyond the initial required Pre-Calculus during either the 11th or 12th grade year unless all upper level courses have been utilized by the student (for example: AP Calculus BC or earned 6 honors math credits)
- Maintain a minimum of an 89% as a final grade in each honors mathematics course during high school.
- Maintain behavior that is acceptable to the guidelines of the AAST Student Handbook and Honor Code.
If you are invited and choose to join, you will be asked to fulfill the following membership requirements to stay active:
- Attend monthly meetings
- Be enrolled in a math class each year (or fulfill 10 extra math service hours if you have completed 6 honors math classes.)
- Pay $25 membership fee for the initial year of membership and $5 for the remaining year, if applicable (wavers available for students who receive Free/Reduced Lunch)
Note: Senior members in good standing may apply for an honor cord. If eligible to receive the honor cord, he/she will pay for the cord at that time.
- Actively participate in one or more of the following:
- Math Competitions
- Math Tutoring
- Academic Competition Team (approval needed)
- Math Awareness Activities and Competition throughout the school year
- Other Math/Scholastic Activity that has been approved by advisor