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National Junior Honor Society Requirements

One requirement for membership is scholastic eligibility. A student must receive proficient or above grades to be considered for NJHS. Although you may earn Distinguished Honors or Honors throughout the year, this does not guarantee acceptance into National Junior Honor Society.
The second requirement for possible induction into NJHS is an evaluation by the Faculty Council on the student’s leadership, service, character, and citizenship. The following requirements will be considered:


Demonstrates leadership in classroom and homeroom
Demonstrates leadership in promoting school activities
Contributes ideas which improve civic life of the school
Successfully holds positions of responsibility
Exerts leadership which positively influences others


Renders worthwhile service to the school
Represents school
Shows courtesy by assisting teachers, visitors, and students
Renders worthwhile service to the community


Promptly meets individual pledges and responsibilities to school and teachers
Demonstrates highest standards of attitude toward honesty and reliability
Constantly demonstrates desirable qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, neatness, poise and stability)
Complies with school regulations (follows regulations concerning books, property, program, office, halls, and lockers)
Upholds principles of morality and ethics


Respects the local, state, and national forms of American government
Demonstrates civic involvement
Membership in National Junior Honor Society is not a guaranteed right—it is an honor. Therefore, throughout the year you may want to focus on the above requirements and work toward a goal which will ultimately lead to possible induction into the National Junior Honor Society.