Math Honor Society
Purpose: To promote scholarship in mathematics and service to the community. The Mill Creek chapter of Mu Alpha Theta is part of the National Math Honor Society.
Dues: $30.00 per year due by mid-September for current and new members. This fee includes National membership fees, t-shirt, cords for seniors, and our celebrations. Do not pay dues until you are verified to be eligible by Mrs. Vasquez (see below).
- Grade Level – The student must be currently in precalculus or higher.
- Grades – The student must have at least a 90 average in all math classes on record. The student is responsible for verifying grades with a sponsor at the beginning of each semester.
- Attendance at meetings – In order to maintain membership in Mu Alpha Theta, members may have no more than ONE unexcused absence from a meeting per school year, or your membership may be revoked. If you miss a meeting, you will be responsible for reading the Google Classroom with the information you missed and will need 1 additional service hour per meeting missed.
Service – All members: At least twenty hours with a minimum of 10 being math activity hours (doing something that promotes math or the math department at Mill Creek, like tutoring, service to a math teacher) are required. Participating in Mill Creek’s Math Team counts as 10 non-math hours for the whole school year. You do not have to complete all 20 hours in Fall Semester. We have several spring activities and want full member attendance.
Seniors: All 20 hours (including makeup meeting hours) must be completed by Thursday, March 14th Pi Day for seniors.
Sophomores and Juniors: All other members must complete 20 hours (including makeup meeting hours) by Tuesday, April 30th.
MEMBERSHIP: If you wish to be considered as an active member (either a new or returning member) for the 2023-24 school year, please fill out the application.
Then, go to studentVUE on your device to take a screenshot of your math course history. You will email this with the title “MAO LastName, FirstName” to Mrs. Vasquez at firstname.lastname@example.org before the first meeting on Monday, August 28th. Mrs. V will check your application and email and respond saying that you have been approved or not approved. Once approved, head to MyPaymentsPlus to pay dues. Do not pay dues until you have received an email approving you. We will not refund dues paid for a student who ended up not getting accepted into the club.
MEETINGS will be in C211 immediately after school and will last until 2:45 pm (plan to be at the entire meeting, drop-ins are considered not in attendance). On Pi Day we have morning and afternoon activities to promote our love of Math.
Dates (updated 8/25/23):
Thursday, August 31st, 2:15-2:45 pm
Thursday, September 21st, 2:15-2:45 pm
Thursday, October 19th, 2:15-2:45 pm
Thursday, November 30th (Holiday Party), 2:15 to 3:00 pm
Thursday, January 18th, 2:15-2:45 pm
Thursday, February 29th, 2:15-2:45 pm
Thursday, March 14th (morning and afternoon activities- PI DAY PARTY 2:15-3:00 pm)
March 14th, (last chance to turn in hours for seniors to earn a cord)
Thursday, April 18th (Last Meeting! Induction, Elections, PARTY) 2:15-3:00 pm
Tuesday, April 30th (last day to turn in hours for underclassmen)