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Membership Requirements


Membership Requirements for National Junior Honor Society


  • Eligible for selection after the end of 6th grade year OR later
  • Maintain an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Passing score on all standardized testing in previous school year
  • Required community service hours—10 hours minimum, earned/documented before acceptance
  • Display leadership skills and exemplary character
  • Teacher recommendation letters (2)
  • Good record for attendance and discipline

At the end of the school year each year, grades will be evaluated to determine eligibility.  Students who have achieved the necessary 3.5 or higher CUMULATIVE grade point average (GPA), will move to the next step which includes verifying that they passed all required standardized testing in the previous school year.  Students who meet this requirement will be issued a letter of invitation to apply for membership.  This letter asks the student to provide proof of service hours and teacher letters of recommendation.  Upon receipt of these items by the designated deadline, which is a firm deadline after which no applications will be accepted, the students' applications will be further evaluated and a decision made regarding each student's potential for membership.  Eligible students will be notified by letter of their having met the requirements and invited to attend the new member induction.