Conchita Espinosa Academy is accredited internationally, nationally and regionally by:
CEA is an provisionally accredited Centro Cervantes (only two in the U.S.A.) *The accreditation process has been delayed due to COVID-19
Students may be inducted into honor societies in 6th grade. However, their academic performance, community service, and involvement with the school throughout their lower school years may influence when they are inducted.
National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society is a national organization founded on five basic pillars: scholarship, citizenship, character, service, and leadership. Students become eligible by attaining a 3.7001 cumulative GPA and demonstrating outstanding citizenship, character, service, and leadership. Citizenship and conduct are evaluated by report cards. Leadership and character are appraised by the student’s performance in the classroom, other school activities, and how they set an example in conduct and citizenship. Service is partially determined by participation in after school clubs or any conservatory activity at CEA, service record in class and school (gift wrap, raffle tickets, etc.), and volunteering in the community.
The society is solely governed by a Faculty Council made up of six faculty members, five of which are voting members. The society’s advisor is the sixth (and non-voting) member. Students who qualify academically are assessed in each of the basic pillars by the council at the beginning of each semester. After evaluating all the pertinent information, the council votes in each new member. Eligible students receive an invitation to join the society.
Inducted members are evaluated on a quarterly basis by the advisor to ensure that they continue to meet all the required criteria. When a student fails to meet even one of the five requirements, the council convenes to discuss a one quarter probationary period and a course of action to bring the student back to within the guidelines. In the unfortunate event that a student continues to fall below the standards after probation, the council meets to discuss and vote on permanent and irrevocable dismissal from NJHS
Nu Alpha Delta Dance Honor Society
Nu Delta Alpha is open to upper school students. To join Nu Alpha Delta, dancers must maintain a 3.0 GPA and actively participate in dance related events (performances and competitions, fundraisers) and community service events (Parkinsons’s walk, general help at school events etc.) Through each of these activities, dancers gain points. Once they have reached a minimum of 30 points a dancer will be eligible. Induction into Nu Delta Alpha is contingent on a dancer’s eligibility points, GPA, commitment, and overall character.
Junior International Thespian Society
National Junior Thespian Honor Society is open to upper school students. To join the National Junior Thespian Honor Society, students must demonstrate an active interest in theatre and theatre-related activities. Members are expected to actively participate in the school’s theatre activities both onstage and offstage (performances and competitions, fundraisers). Some offstage activities include stage management, lighting design, and set production, among others. Through each of these activities, thespians and aspiring thespians gain points. Once they have reached a minimum of 10 points a student will be eligible. At least 5 points need to have been accumulated while at Conchita Espinosa Academy (if a student attended a different school and participated in a theatre related activity, it may count toward his or her point, as per the school and teacher’s discretion).
National Junior Art Honor Society
National Junior Art Honor Society is open to any 7th or 8th grade Mastery or Conservatory Art student. Student must show dedication to Art, and have exemplary behavior. NJAHS students participate in Youth Art Month projects and in the Art rotation program at the Radiation Oncology facility on the Baptist Hospital Kendall Campus.
Tri M Music Honor Society
The Tri-M Music Honor Society open to upper school students. The Tri-M Music Honor Society is designed to inspire music participation, create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, and promote leadership in the music students. Some projects that Tri M organizes throughout the year include a toy drive for the children of our Infantry men and women in service in Fort Benning, Georgia, the annual Santa’s Castle toy drive organized by their chaplain and Company Commanders. In order to be inducted Music participation, academic achievement, leadership, service, and character are taken into consideration.