Spanish Honor Society


The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and Portuguese and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic and Portuguese studies.
-from SHH website

The Julio Cortázar Chapter was established by the World Language Department in 2009. New members are inducted each March during National Foreign Language Week.

Requirements for Membership:

  • I am a sophomore or junior.
  • I have already completed or I am currently enrolled in Spanish III.
  • I am/was enrolled in a Spanish course this school year.
  • I have a minimum 93% unweighted cumulative average of all Spanish courses (beginning with level I).
  • I have a minimum 85% unweighted cumulative average of all completed high school courses.
  • I have a behavioral record free from suspension, instances of academic dishonesty, and/or a pattern of inappropriate behavior.
  • Transfer students will need to show proof of membership in SHH from another school or meet all of the above requirements and have completed at least one Spanish course at BSHS.

If you do not meet all of the above requirements you may still be considered for membership. Please explain your situation in the designated section of the application.

Application Process:

  1. The application will be available in January 2017 on this website.
  2. The completed application must be submitted in person to Mr. Bogdan in Room 200 no later than Friday, February 3, 2017, at 3 p.m.
  3. The society advisor will notify each applicant in writing of the decision in mid-February.
  4. A mandatory practice will be held during Resource in early March on a date to be determined.
  5. A mandatory induction ceremony will be held during Block 1 in early March in the auditorium. A reception will follow in the cafeteria.


pdf Yearly Requirements to Maintain Membership (PDF 158 KB)
pdf Membership Selection Process (PDF 74 KB)


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Related Links
Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica

      Link to the national website.