New Candidate InformationUPDATE: Due to school closures with the COVID-19 virus, the candidate process has been postponed until the fall of 2020.Candidates are inducted into our Chapter once a year each Spring. Click the following link to download and print the 2019 Candidate Information Form. All paperwork, including the signed Receipt/Opt-Out form, are due to Mrs. Furman (room 203) no later than 3:30 PM by Tuesday, April 23.
The 2019-2020 Faculty Council uses the following standards to determine a candidate's membership in NJHS:
A completed Information Sheet that has at least two of the four sections filled in thoughtfully. The candidate demonstrates an effort to complete the Form to the best of his/her ability and takes each criterion seriously, even if all four sections could not be fully completed. Taking this into consideration, the Faculty Council sees fit that proving more than just Scholarship will meet the criteria for this organization. Please be aware that elementary school opportunities will not be considered as examples of a student's current leadership, service, or honors/awards.
A completed, handwritten letter (written by the student) of intent that demonstrates to the best of the candidate's ability that he/she will fulfill the obligations and requirements of membership in NJHS. The letter may not be longer than the form provided. (See below for more information regarding this requirement.)
The letter is evaluated on the following rubric by the Faculty Council:
Were all questions addressed?
Was a sincere effort made?
Was the letter insightful, purposeful, and sincere?
Any incoming 7th grader not selected for membership, who meets all criteria again next year, may re-submit their information to be considered for membership as an 8th grader.
To help facilitate membership eligibility, candidates will write a letter (the form is included with the Information Packet) expressing their interest and specific qualifications to be selected for membership. This letter must be handwritten by the candidate (not a parent) on the provided form and addressed to the Faculty Council. A sample letter is provided to assist with any questions; however, PLEASE NOTE that this is only a sample and should not be considered more in terms of selection for membership.Candidate Information Form
Last Modified on April 8, 2020