Mu Alpha Theta is a nationally recognized mathematics honor society. Kempner High School's chapter has almost 100 members! As an honor society, students must have an cumulative average of 80 in their high school math classes. Mu Alpha Theta (MAO) attends various high school math competitions at Texas universities, including Texas A & M, University of Houston, and Rice University. The members also train for UIL competitions in Calculator, Number Sense, and Mathematics. Kempner members are also offered the opportunity to join national MAO, which entitles them to list their membership on resumes and college applications, as well as to apply for scholarships and summer institutes.MAO students may earn eligibility to receive patches (for letter jackets) and honor cords for graduation during their senior year. Eligibility for cords and patches is based on grades and points awarded for various participations, placings, and presentations throughout the year at competitions and meetings.MAO meetings occur every other Tuesday, both before and after school in room 905. There are also socials and in-house math competitions throughout the school year, as well as the aforementioned competitions.