St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School

Student Life

Honor Societies & Competitive Groups

Honor Societies

St. Dominic Savio offers several honor societies including the National Honor Society and three other honor societies that recognize students for outstanding achievement in the areas of Mathematics, Spanish and Music.  These include the following:

National Honor Society - NHS celebrates the qualities of scholarship, service, character and leadership.  To be a member of NHS, students must be a sophomore, junior or senior who has been invited after an application process governed by a faculty council.  NHS works on several leadership and service activities throughout the school year.  The group meets every other week during lunch.

NHS Eligibility
NHS Application Check List
NHS Candidate Form
NHS Recommendation Form

Mu Alpha Theta - Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society.  The society fulfills its mission to inspire keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics through monthly meetings, as well as organizing a middle school math competition and Pi Day.  The group meets one Monday per month after school.  2015 Mu Alpha Theta Application

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica - This honor society recognizes outstanding students in Spanish.  Students apply in December and January, and the awards are given in February at the Honor Societies Induction.  Students must be sophomores or higher and have a 3.5 GPA in Spanish.

Tri M - This program offers a distinguished honor society that helps plan for major music events and concerts throughout the school year.  The society meets every Tuesday from 7:30am - 8:15am.

National Art Honor Society - This honor society recognizes outstanding students in visual art.  The society meets twice a month and encourages excellence in art, scholarship and service.  Students are inducted each spring and must meet the following criteria: must have completed two semesters of visual art classes, have a 3.5 GPA in art and an overall GPA of 3.0.

Competitive Groups

Students at St. Dominic Savio have numerous opportunities to train for and participate in group competitions including:

Iron Eagles Robotics Team -  The Iron Eagles FIRST Robotics team is open to students from all grade levels who are interested in exploring robotics and engineering in a hands-on team environment.  The team meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30. Additional meetings take place during competition season.  For more information see the IRON EAGLES WEBSITE.

Quiz Bowl - Quiz Bowl is an academics-based game in which two teams of four students compete to answer questions about math, science, history, literature, religion, and arts. The Savio team competes approximately once each month at events in Houston, Dallas, or San Antonio run by the Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance.  Students gather weekly for practices. Contact Coach John Isakson at for more information.

Savio Math Team - The Savio Math Team meets Mondays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the school.  The team competes in several competitions throughout the year including TAPPS, TMSCA, Math League, the American Mathematics Competition and Purple Comet. Contact Coach Marcia Isakson at for details.

TAPPS Competitions are held each year in many areas, and Savio students are encouraged to participate.  Savio students compete in the following areas:

  • Academic/Speech
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • One Act Play
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swim and Dive
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Winter Soccer

Leadership Groups

Several groups have a leadership focus and involve a selection process or election, including:

Chaplain CorpsAthletes incorporating faith into athletic endeavors.

Student Council - The Student Council, affectionately known as Savio StuCo, provides an opportunity for students to participate in a Catholic leadership and service group, with activities throughout the school year.  Elections are held for Class Representatives and officers for 10th - 12th grades in the spring of each school year.  Freshman class representatives are elected each fall. There is a nominal fee that is collected in the fall.  Council members gather for weekly meetings and monthly activities for the school.

Retreat Team - The Retreat Team consists of student leaders that are selected to plan and facilitate the annual class retreat program.  Teams are selected two months prior to a retreat and meet weekly for at least five weeks.

Timothy Team - The Timothy Team consists of a group of 10 selected peer leaders who facilitate and foster the prayer, worship and faith life of the school.  The process takes place in the spring semester.  Timothy Team meets twice per month on alternating Tuesdays and Fridays after school.