National Junior Honor Society

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The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school 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 recognizes students for their accomplishments and challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.


Requirements for Admission

Scholarship

Students must be in 7th or 8th grade and have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5. Students with a history of the discipline, level 3 or 4 from grades 6-8, will not be considered.  

Leadership

Student leaders 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.

Service

This quality 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. Members must complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service hours annually, 5 of which must be done within club-sponsored activities.

Citizenship

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the importance of civic involvement, have 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.

Character

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 maintains a good and healthy lifestyle.

 

Application Status 

The National Junior Honor Society application will be posted on Wednesday, 9/15/2021, on the 7th and 8th-grade student Canvas page. All applications are due at the latest by 10/15/2021. All applications require a teacher recommendation, and please start working on your applications now. If you have any questions regarding the application process, you are more than welcome to reach out to Ms. Hudson. 

NJHS Application


Requirements to Maintain Membership

Academic Review

Once a candidate has been inducted, they are responsible for maintaining a 3.5 unweighted 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.

Discipline Review

NJHS members are expected to demonstrate exemplary behavior. Students who have committed a Level 3 and 4 offense in grades 6-8 will not qualify for acceptance in the NJHS. Once inducted, no Level 3 or 4 referral can be received. 

Probationary Status for Academics or Discipline

While we do not anticipate that our NJHS 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 unweighted GPA during a marking period, the student will be on probation and have one marking period to raise the GPA to the 3.5 unweighted minimum.

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 a minimum of 15 hours of community service annually, 5 of which must be done within club-sponsored activities.

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.

NJHS Volunteer Opportunities

 

Some Examples of Eligible Volunteer Public Service Activities

Helping with food and clothing drives

Church projects

Working at soup kitchens

Citizen with Disability Assistance

Animal care/shelter work

Camp or park volunteer

Aid to the elderly

Service done with school clubs/groups

Cooking/Serving at Ronald McDonald House

Working at elementary school carnivals/events

Library work

Meals on Wheels

Tutoring

Big Brother/Big Sister

Helping teachers in their classrooms

Reading Buddies Program at elementary schools

Some Examples of Ineligible Volunteer Public Service Activities

Singing in the choir

Alter boy/girl

Babysitting

Chorus

Confirmation classes

Working on a political campaign

Sports

Band

NJHS ByLaws

 

Club Sponsor

Jordan Hudson
Phone: (407) 905-3710
Email: [email protected] 

Quick Links/Announcements

Student Community Service Log

Community Service form