What is National Junior Honor Society?

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is one of the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. 


Selection for membership into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is available to those Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade students who excel in the area of Scholarship. These students may be selected into membership provided that they also exemplify the ideals of Citizenship, Leadership, Service, and Character.

Students earn candidacy into the Honor Society by academically achieving an average of 90% or higher without rounding in all core subjects for the first three quarters. In addition, they must not have received a negative in any Skills or Active Learner Traits. They are then invited to demonstrate the remaining ideals of the National Junior Honor Society by completing a series of forms, references, recommendation letters, and an essay. The Chapter’s Faculty Council reviews all these documents and selects new members for induction into the chapter.

To maintain membership, NJHS members must:

  1. Fulfill service hours (8 hours per year in addition to the Confirmation service hours);
  2. Attend monthly meetings;
  3. Maintain an above average academic performance (average of 90% without rounding);
  4. Maintain all S’s and +’s in the Skills and Active Learner Traits;
  5. Show leadership throughout the year; 
  6. Pay an annual $25 membership fee.   

Members who fail to do so may be put on probation, or even removed, from the National Junior Honor Society.

Pillars of the National Junior Honor Society