The California Scholarship Federation
The California Scholarship Federation (known as CSF) is a statewide organization whose purpose is to recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Qualifying for membership is on a semester basis following a point system that requires A's and B's in the most difficult classes. To become a lifetime member (Sealbearer) students must have qualified for 4 semesters during their last 3 Years of high school, including one semester in the senior year. At graduation lifetime members receive a special seal on their diploma, a certificate, pin and gold cords to be worn at the ceremony.
Mu Alpha Theta
Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 75,000 student members in more than 1,500 schools. The organization is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. Activities include tutoring grade school students, promoting mathematics on Pi Day, and math competitions with other schools, including the Westmont College competition. Students with high academic achievement may graduate with honors in mathematics on the recommendation of faculty and upon giving a senior talk on a mathematical subject.
National Honor Society
The purpose of this chapter is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in pupils of Bishop Diego High School. Possible projects may include a blood drive, Bishop Diego Day Celebration, or another charitable project. Members of NHS must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.
The STEAM Society at Bishop Diego High School is open to high achieving students interested in intentionally focusing their high school studies in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) disciplines. The ideal member is intrinsically motivated by the STEAM disciplines and is interested in pursuing a college major or post-graduate career in a STEAM field. The coursework is very rigorous and highly demanding with a balance of traditional instruction and project-based learning