NJHS General Information
To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 92 (firm, not rounded to 92)or higher in all core classes. All core class grades are averaged together for the qualifying total. (GPA = 92) Students taking Advanced classes will have an added 5 points in calculating the GPA for NOMINATION & MAINTENANCE. Additionally, potential members must meet high standards of leadership, service, citizenship, and character as shown throughout the year. Qualifying members of the 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes will be evaluated by the Faculty Council early in the Spring semester.
Service is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
Leadership is based on the student’s participation in community or school activities, or election to an office. To meet the service requirement, the student must have been active in at least one or more service projects in the school and community or have demonstrated willingness to do so.
Citizenship is measured by the student’s participation in civic-related organizations and/or activities OR demonstrated in the classroom.
Character is measured in terms of integrity, behavior, ethics, and cooperation with both students and faculty.
Students who are found to be participating in any sort of academic dishonesty will not be considered for membership. Students are screened by a Faculty Council consisting of six members of the faculty chosen by the principal.
When students become members of National Junior Honor Society, a commitment to excellence, including honesty responsibility and service is implied. The high standard of excellence is expected to remain with the student as long as they are a member of the society and beyond.