2020 New Candidate Criteria for SelectionUPDATE: Due to school closures with the COVID-19 virus, the candidate process has been postponed until the fall of 2020.Click the following link to download and print the 2020 Candidate Information Form. All paperwork (including the receipt/opt-out signature page) is due to Mrs. Furman by Monday, April 20 at 3:10 PM:The Criteria:
The Faculty Council of the chapter selects students who demonstrate outstanding performance in all five criteria of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Citizenship, and Character.
According to the principles outlined in the national constitution, the Faculty Council should first identify students with the prerequisite G.P.A., and then evaluate the candidates' performance in the areas of Leadership, Citizenship, Service, and Character.
Below is a brief description of what the Faculty Council is looking for in our candidates:
The scholarship requirement set by the National Council is based on a student's cumulative grade point average. The necessary G.P.A. is a 3.8 average for the first three quarters of the school year. A student who is accepted for membership must maintain this academic standard while active in the chapter. Top
The leadership criterion is considered highly important for membership selection.
Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions
demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities
exercises a positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals
contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school
is able to delegate responsibilities
exemplifies positive attitudes
inspires positive behavior in others
demonstrates academic initiative
successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility; conducts business effectively and efficiently; demonstrates reliability and dependability
is a leader in the classroom, at work, and in other school or community activities
is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted
is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude
Service is generally considered to be those actions undertaken by the student which are done with or on behalf of others without any direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the service. In considering service as a requirement, the contributions the candidate has made to the school, classmates, and community, as well as the student's attitude toward service can be reviewed.
The student who demonstrates citizenship:
understands the importance of civic involvement
has high regard for freedom, justice, and respect of the American form of government
demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as Scouting, community organizations, and school clubs
National Junior Honor Society is part of the Character Counts Coalition. A person of character demonstrates the following six pillars/qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
Membership StandardsA student who has met the scholarship criterion will be invited by a letter to submit their consideration for membership. Students will download and print a Candidate Information Form to complete. All material must be turned in as one complete form to the NJHS sponsor by the deadline given on the letter and the CIF. Any student who does not turn the required material will be considered not interested in membership at this time.
Last Modified on April 8, 2020