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National Junior Honor Society
Criteria for Membership | Organization Highlights

Criteria for Membership

8th graders are selected for membership in the National Junior Honor Society. Students desiring to be considered for membership must meeet the following criteria:

  • SCHOLARSHIP

At the end of the 7th grade year, students must have an average of ninety (90) or above in every individual subject. The average will be an average of the first of second semester grades or four-9 weeks.  The exception is made for students in Algebra or Spanish.  Students enrolled in Algebra or Spanish must have an eighty-five (85) average or above in those classes.  

 

OR 

 

At the end of the year, the students must have an overall average of the academic classes of 92 with no grade lower than 85.  The grade will be an average of first and second semester.

AND

 

Students must have mastered all sections of the state mandated TAKS test.

  • LEADERSHIP

Students must have been involved in at least one extra-curricular activity as a seventh grader.

  • CITIZENSHIP

- Students must have no more than two (2) discipline referrals and no referrals that result in ISS/SAC, corporal punishment, suspension, or a SWIS placement. 

- Students cannot have been disciplined by any local authorities for an incidence off-campus. 

- Students must comply with the state compulsory attendance law attending 90% attendance of the prior school year.

- Students should have no more than three (3) unsatisfactory reports

(“N” or “U”) or negative comments on report cards. 

 

  • CHARACTER

SERVICE

Students are expected to participate in NJHS sponsored service projects in the school and community.


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