• National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

    National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an organization which recognizes outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship. Members have a responsibility to continue demonstrating these qualities and may do so through a variety of projects, fundraisers, and school/community service. Membership in NJHS is both an honor and a responsibility. It is an honor because members are recognized for their service, citizenship, leadership, and character, in addition to their academic excellence. Invitation to apply is given to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in February based upon their academic performance during the first semester of the school year and fourth marking period.  Candidates may apply and are accepted based on their service, citizenship, leadership, and character. NJHS is a student-run organization. Officers will be elected by the membership.


    Eligibility and Requirements

    • Attain (and maintain) a 3.0 GPA or better.

    • Demonstrate a willingness to render worthwhile service to fellow. students, the school and/or community by achieving a minimum of five (7) hours of documented community service.

    • Exhibit an excellent record of behavior in and out of school.

    • Meet high standards of honesty and reliability.

    • Show courtesy, concern and respect for others.

    • Display leadership in co-curricular, extra-curricular and/or community activities.

    • It is important to begin to prepare in sixth grade by achieving good grades, becoming involved in clubs and activities, following school rules, becoming a role model for other students, and tracking community service hours (work in which you don’t receive pay or other forms of compensation) in order to earn the recommendation of teachers and strengthen your chance to be selected.


    Five Qualities of Membership
    Membership is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is by majority vote of the faculty council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, service and citizenship.

    • Scholarship - a commitment to learning and a charge to continually expand the world through opportunities inherent in scholarship 

    • Service - a willingness to volunteer and work for the benefit of those in need without compensation or recognition

    • Leadership - an important influence in our school community, self-confidence to go forward when others hesitate 

    • Citizenship - the responsibility to live up to the laws and guidelines that the founders of our country have given us

    • Character - a force within each individual which distinguishes that person from others as they display making the right choices daily