National Junior Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society
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 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

Scholarship Students must be in 8th grade and have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.50. Students with a history of discipline, level 3 or 4 from grades 6-8 will not be considered.  

Leadership: 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. 

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 are required to complete a minimum of 20 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  

If you have any questions regarding the application process you are more than welcome to reach out to Dr. Carr.  

Requirements to Maintain Membership

Academic Review: Once a candidate has been inducted, students are responsible for maintaining at least a 3.50 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/or 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 3.50 unweighted GPA during a marking period, the student will be on probation and will have one marking period to raise the GPA to the 3.50 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 20 hours of community service hours 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.

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 school carnivals/events 
Library work 
Meals on Wheels 
Big Brother/Big Sister 
Helping teachers in their classrooms 

Some Examples of Ineligible Volunteer Public Service Activities 

Singing in the choir 
Working on a political campaign 

Club Sponsor

Dr. Alex Carr
Phone: (407) 897-6410
Email: [email protected]

Quick Links/Announcements

Student Community Service Log