TSA Technology Honor Society – TSA Technology Honor Society is recognized at both the State and National level and forms are mailed to the Texas TSA Executive Director by March 1 along with a $5.00 application fee. Forms should be postmarked by 11:59 PM on March 1 with the $5.00 application fee/application. Checks are to be made payable to Texas TSA. Address: Pamela Cook – Executive Director, 3605 Tierra Calida Drive, El Paso, TX 79938.
The TSA Technology Honor Society recognizes TSA members who excel in academics, leadership, and service to their school and community. The TSA Technology Honor Society is
• an opportunity for student members to be recognized for their efforts.
• designed to recognize TSA members who exemplify the high ideals of academics.
The TSA Technology Honor Society recognizes students for their efforts in academic studies, in leadership, and in service to their school and community.
The goals of the Technology Honor Society are
• To motivate TSA members to work to improve and maintain high academic marks.
• To promote the undertaking of leadership roles in school and community organizations.
• To promote participation in service activities that benefit a school or community.
• To recognize student concern for chapter, school, and community.
RECOMMENDED SELECTION PROCEDURE
There are two levels of the TSA Technology Honor Society – middle school and high school. Middle or junior high school TSA members may be selected in their 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade year, and high school TSA members may be selected in their 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th year. The selection procedure and requirements are the same for both levels.
The chapter advisor, with assistance from other selected faculty members, reviews the academic records of TSA members in the chapter. Students who meet the academic requirements are notified that they are eligible for the TSA Technology Honor Society.
These students, if they wish to apply, must complete the TSA Technology Honor Society resume sheet to document the leadership and service activities they feel are important for Honor Society consideration. They also must submit TSA Technology Honor Society recommendation forms from the TSA chapter advisor, from another teacher in the school, and from a school administrator. This is a total of 3 recommendations.
The chapter advisor reviews each student’s resume sheets to determine eligibility for the Technology Honor Society. After review, the chapter advisor sends the names and corresponding resume sheets of the eligible chapter members to the state advisor.
The state advisor and the state officers review all submitted resumes and make final decisions as to who should be inducted into the state’s Technology Honor Society. Students inducted into the Technology Honor Society at the state level automatically become members of the national TSA Technology Honor Society.
Students who are members of the Technology Honor Society at the middle school level do not automatically become members at the high school level. Students must reapply at the high school level. It is not necessary to have been a TSA member at the middle school level in order to be admitted at the high school level.
Chapter advisors and state advisors maintain records of all student resume sheets and a list of names of nominated members.
State advisors submit the names of students inducted into the TSA Technology Honor Society, and their inductee fees, to national TSA.
(Resumes and recommendation forms are not submitted to national TSA.)
TSA Technology Honor Society REQUIREMENTS
For a student member of TSA to be inducted into the TSA Technology Honor Society, s/he must first meet a set of specified standards or requirements. These standards cover three areas: academics, leadership, and service. (Note: items used for the middle school level application may not be used again for the high school level application.) The requirements are as follows:
• Maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 grade point scale, or equivalent.
• Maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 grade point scale or equivalent in technology education classes, if
currently enrolled in such classes.
• Hold at least one chapter, state, or national office, sufficiently fulfilling its duties for one full school year.
• Hold an office in an organization other than TSA.
• Attend at least one state and one national conference.
• Place within the top three in a state or national TSA competitive event.
• Be an active member of TSA in a currently affiliated chapter for at least one semester.
• Participate in a service project that benefits the school.
• Participate in a service project that benefits the community.
• Serve on a chapter, state, or national committee.
• Give a presentation on TSA to an organization outside one’s chapter (i.e., PTA school faculty, board of education, etc.).
TSA members inducted into the TSA Technology Honor Society are recognized at the national TSA conference for their
achievements. They also receive a TSA Technology Honor Society lapel pin.
A $5 fee must be included with the Technology Honor Society award application in order for processing to proceed.
These nominations are submitted online by the state TSA advisor.