Monday, March 27, 2017

National Junior Honor Society


The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation's premier organization, established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, the National Junior Honor Society serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship.


Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the National Junior Honor Society, and chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.


Bear Creek Community Charter School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students may be eligible for our chapter of the National Junior Honor Society if they maintain a minimum cumulative average of 93% in core academic subjects, and a passing grade in all other subjects, which qualifies students under the first characteristic of Scholarship. A review of grade averages is done in the month of February and students who have made or exceeded the minimum grades will be invited to complete an application, highlighting the other four characteristics needed to qualify for membership: Service, Leadership, Citizenship, and Character.


Students who are members of the NJHS are required to complete at least 12 service hours/volunteer hours that are logged each year. They are also required to attend monthly meetings, hold fundraisers throughout the school year, and be an active participant in chapter service projects (food drives, community clean-ups, etc.).


Learn More on how to be considered for membership in the National Junior Honor Society.


If you or your child are interested and have further questions, please contact Rikki Hyjurick or Bridget Deeble, chapter advisors, at (570) 820-4070.