The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an organization that recognizes not only academic achievement, but other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. Student members are expected to complete community service hours and be active volunteers in the school community.
The National Junior Honor Society membership is for eighth-grade students only. Students earn eligibility to become members based on their seventh-grade academic year. The following description of the requirements is in the student handbook:Eligible students will be invited to apply for membership in the National Junior Honor Society during the fall of the 8th-grade year. In order to be eligible, students must have attended Springton Lake Middle School for at least one semester during the previous school year and have earned an average of 90% or higher in all classes. Students who are eligible based on their academic performance will be invited to apply by documenting participation in extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership experiences. A committee of faculty members will review all applications based on established guidelines for scholarship, leadership, citizenship, character, and service. Decisions of the faculty panel will be final. Students who are selected for membership will be inducted into the organization in the fall. Members of the National Junior Honor Society will be expected to maintain their academic standing, while also committing to participate in service projects during the school year that are decided upon by the group.
Service Hour Requirements
All National Junior Honor Society members are expected to volunteer their time and participate in service projects, both at Springton Lake (in NJHS activities) and also in the community. Members should try to log 24 hours for the school year, and are expected to keep track of their service hours for the year. SIX (6) hours should be completed before the END of EACH MARKING PERIOD. The NJHS Service Hours Log Sheet is available to students on Schoology.