Criteria for Membership

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014

NJHS is more than just an honor roll. The Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.

Scholarship: Students who have an overall average of 3.8 out of a 4.0 GPA in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and World Language. An S+ or E in all related arts including Health, Physical Education, Art and Music, as established by the local school’s Leadership Council, meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, character and citizenship.

Service /Citizenship: 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. Additionally, a student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom and justice, respects the US form of government and respects laws at the local, state, and federal level that protect that government. Citizenship demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations and school clubs.

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.

Character: 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 generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.