Mu Alpha Theta
Mu Alpha Theta (MAΘ) is the National High School and Community College Mathematics Honor Society, founded in 1957 by Dr. and Mrs. Richard V. Andree at the University of Oklahoma. The name Mu Alpha Theta was constructed from letters of the Greek alphabet matching the phonemes m, a, and th. The society is dedicated to inspiring a keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in mathematics, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics among high school and community college students. Today Mu Alpha Theta membership encompasses over 88,000 students in more than 1800 schools across the United States and overseas.
To be considered for membership in Mu Alpha Theta for the Chartiers Valley High School Chapter, students must have already completed Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2, and be enrolled in a higher level math course (such as trigonometry, calculus, or statistics). In addition, students must have achieved a cumulative high school average of 3.80 or better in these math courses. Students demonstrate their strong interest in mathematics by being active participants in the mathematical activities provided by Mu Alpha Theta.
The honors society is sponsored by Mr. Bonicky, mathematics teacher at Chartiers Valley High School. MAΘ’s officers for this year are President: Sol Labruna; Vice-President: Nick May; Secretary: Connor Wasson; Treasurer: Cole Wasson. The honors society meets once a month.
The Chartiers Valley High School Chapter of MAΘ seeks to recognize mathematical excellence and promote mathematical scholarship, while instilling interest in and enjoyment of mathematics among students. Students will be offered the opportunity to regularly test their mathematical aptitudes and develop their mathematical skills through contests with other students locally, regionally, and nationally. The honors society encourages its members to become ambassadors for math at Chartiers Valley High School. An important aim of the society is for students to discover that mathematics is destined to play an important role in their futures.