Kennedy Introduces Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society



A student works on their math homework during class. Students are now able to join a math-focused honor society.

Delaney Mann, Writer

Kennedy is introducing a new honor society to students. Mu Alpha Theta is an international mathematics program that welcomes students in grades nine through 12 to complete service hours and compete against other schools.

Mu Alpha Theta participates in regional and national competitions both online and in person. Kennedy students may be able to take part in many competitions or exams. Members would also complete math-related service hours such as helping in torturing sessions.

“Those types of service hours would include being responsible for helping with a tutor session for some other students,” Kennedy P.A.C.T. teacher Jill Koch said.

Kennedy also participates in National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society. These organizations are only available to upperclassmen who meet various different GPA and class requirements. 

Members would be required to have at least a 3.0 math GPA and completed Algebra One, Geometry and completed or taking a third-year math class. The foundation of these classes would provide important background skills for members. My Alpha Theta students should be ready to put their math knowledge to use.

“It’s applying the math into solving real word problems,” Koch said. “You have to really enjoy and love math to want to be part of this organization.”