National Junior Honor Society
Students must receive a final quarter grade of 80 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 90 or higher (A-) in EVERY class. This includes core academic classes, PE/Health, Exploratories, World Language, etc.
National Junior Honor Society (Grade 8 Only)
If 8th graders have made High Honor Roll (4.0) or Honor Roll (3.0) for all 4 quarters of 7th grade and the first 2 quarters of 8th grade they will be academically eligible for admittance into the National Junior Honors Society.
Students who are eligible will be notified after 2nd quarter grades are finalized and published. Students will then be informed of the remaining requirements for admission.
When first semester ends for Grade 8 students, all those students who qualify – according to the academic standards 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. Documentation of community service will be submitted at the same time as the application. 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 7, 2020 National Junior Honors 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 Tuesday, March 31, 2020. In the past, students have been eliminated from consideration of the honor society for unfinished or late materials.