National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship.Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Requirements for Admission
Students must have a minimum cumulative non-weighted GPA of 3.5.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem-solvers, promoters of school activities, idea contributors, dependable and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with positive, courteous and enthusiastic spirit. Such activities may be completed with a group or as an individual. Members are required to complete a minimum number of hours of community service hours annually.
Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the importance of civic involvement, have a high regard for freedom, justice and respect for the American form of government and demonstrate mature participation and responsibility through involvement in school clubs and community organizations.
A student with character must demonstrate the following six qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring and citizenship. Candidates will be selected on their ability to demonstrate and uphold these standards. The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern and respect for others and generally maintains a good and healthy lifestyle.
Requirements to Maintain Membership
Once a candidate has been inducted, he/she is responsible for maintaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA. The chapter advisor will review grades at the end of each quarter. Members who fall below the required GPA will be given a warning as soon as quarter grades become available.
NJHS members are expected to demonstrate exemplary behavior. Probationary Status for Academics or Discipline
While we do not anticipate that our NHJS members will encounter any problems with academics or behavior, probationary status is intended to provide a second chance to remain in good standing.
If a student falls below 3.5 during a marking period, the student will be on probation and will have one marking period to raise the GPA to the 3.5 minimum.
Maintaining 90 merits and a disciplinary file that has no suspensions is a part of the criteria as well.
NJHS members may have only one probationary period during their middle school membership. Additional issues with grades or discipline will result in removal from NJHS.
Community Service / Student Activities (After Induction)
Once a candidate has been inducted, he/she is required to earn 5 hours of community service each school year. Examples of community service are found in the chart below. Students are encouraged to acquire all community service hours within the school and district. Students will be given log sheets to keep track of their community service hours. The log sheets will be collected throughout the school year.
Some Examples of Eligible Volunteer Public Service Activities
Helping with food and clothing drives
Working at soup kitchens
Disabled citizen assistance
Animal care/shelter work
Camp or park volunteer
Aid to the elderly
Service done with school clubs/groups
Working at school events and or community sports
Helping teachers in their classrooms
Breakfast Buddies Program at QTS
Service work with out of district organizations such as Boy/Girl Scouts
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