National Junior Honor Society » NJHS SELECTION CRITERIA





  • Maintains a high standard of excellence and academic integrity.
  • Meets the minimum G.P.A. requirement (90 or above).



  • Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility; conducts business effectively and efficiently; demonstrates reliability and dependability.
    • Is a leader in the classroom, at work, or in other school or community activities.
    • Inspires positive behavior in others.
    • Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school.
    • Is able to delegate responsibilities.
    • Demonstrates academic initiative.



  • Volunteers and provides dependable and well-organized assistance, and is willing to make sacrifices to offer assistance.
  • Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities.
  • Enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school.
  • Is willing to represent the class or school in interclass and interscholastic competition.
  • Does committee and staff work without complaint.
  • Participates in some activity outside of school, for example, Girl or Boy Scouts, religious groups, volunteer services for the elderly, poor, or disadvantaged.
  • Mentors in the community or students at other schools.
  • Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students.



  • Consistently exemplifies positive and desirable qualities of behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability).
  • Cooperates by complying with all school policies and regulations and codes of student conduct.
  • Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously.
  • Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty, academic integrity, and reliability.
  • Regularly exhibits courtesy, concern, and respect for others.
  • Complies with instructions and rules, and displays personal responsibility.


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