National Junior Honor Society

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The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an international student organization that consists of chapters in middle schools (grades 6-10). The NJHS was founded by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and today has chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico, other U.S. Territories, and Canada.[1] To be considered for the honor of membership applicants must reach the five standards which include leadership, citizenship, character, service and scholarship.


Each chapter sets its own membership selection criteria. Generally, selection is based on five criteria: citizenship, service, pride, scholarship, character. Common requirements include maintaining a high grade point average (the national minimum is a 3.5 or all A's and one B) and becoming good citizens (by participating in service projects). The NJHS requires some sort of school service to the community, school, or other organizations. The projects help students to meet the required monthly service hours.[2]


  1. ^ "National Junior Honor Society - About Us". Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "National Junior Honor Society - Become a Student Member". Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

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