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
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.