National Junior Honor Society
Students must receive a final quarter grade of 79.5 or higher (B-) in EVERY class. This includes core academic classes, PE/Health, Exploratories, World Language, etc
High Honor Roll
Students must receive a final quarter grade of 89.5 or higher (A-) in EVERY class. This includes core academic classes, PE/Health, Exploratories, World Language, etc
National Junior Honor Society (Grade 8 Only)
8th graders who have maintained a 3.0+ GPA at the end of their 7th grade year and during the first 2 quarters of 8th grade, will be academically eligible to apply into the National Junior Honor Society.
When first semester ends for Grade 8 students, all those students who qualify – according to the academic expectations above, will be invited to apply for membership into the NJHS and will be judged according to the four pillars of the NJHS:
Service: This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation. Students will be asked to document a minimum of ten hours of community service.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with, or for, others.
Character: The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
Citizenship: The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects democracy; respects the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs/activities.
Students will be asked to complete an application that includes an essay written to one of a number of predetermined prompts that they may choose from, and documentation of community service and leadership. When students submit applications, they agree to have their candidacy reviewed by a committee of five teachers and faculty members.
Final decisions for the May 6, 2021 National Junior Honor Night will be based upon the successful completion of all of these requirements. At the end of semester 1 (quarter 2), the academically qualifying 8th Grade students will meet with the Principal and the Social Arts Coordinator(s) to review and share the materials needed for them to apply. All essays, individual community service project forms, and student activity forms must be submitted to Ashley Moore, the Principal’s Secretary, NO LATER than 3:00pm on Friday, April 2, 2021. In the past, students have been eliminated from consideration of the honor society for unfinished or late materials