NJHS General Information (2021-2022)
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 Honors/Advanced classes will have an added 5 points in calculating the GPA for NOMINATION & MAINTAINENCE
Additionally, potential members must meet high standards of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character as shown throughout the year.
Scholarship means a commitment to learning. A student is willing to spend hours reading and study, knowing the lasting benefits of a cultivated mind.
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 a 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 submit an application after being notified of their pre-qualifying GPA and complete it based on sections of Co-curricular activities, leadership roles, service roles, community activities & work experience. Applications are evaluated based on the thoroughness of the application.
Students who submit a completed application by the deadline are compiled. Those students´ teachers then evaluated them in the areas of LEADERSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, SERVICE, CITIZENSHIP & CHARACTER with a score of 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest, 5 being the highest). Teachers may have additional comments to support their evaluations.
Students who have received ISS (in-school suspension), referrals to admin, or more than 1 detention (for any reason), applications will not be considered.
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 the National Junior Honor Society, a commitment to excellence, including honesty, responsibility, and service is implied. A high standard of excellence is expected to remain with the student as long as they are a member of society and beyond.