NJHS is more than just an honor roll. Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of : Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship.
Definition outlined by the National Junior Honor Society…
Scholarship: Students must have and maintain ALL A's in ALL classes (PE, Reading and Exploratories included) to meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are than eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
Service, Community Involvement: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit. This may be through participation in scouts, church, or other community organizations.
Leadership:Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea, contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
Character:The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.
Citizenship:The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy, and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.