National Junior Honor Society
NJHS provides students in the 8th and 9th grade the opportunity to earn recognition for their academic excellence, good character, and leadership.
In contrast to the Honor Roll which is based solely on academic performance, NJHS membership is by invitation to those 8th and 9th grade students who achieve a 3.75 grade point average. In conformance with national procedures, students are then asked to submit an application which describes co-curricular activities, leadership positions, community activities, and any job experience/recognitions/awards. The applications are reviewed by and voted on by a committee of faculty members. An induction ceremony at Ursuline takes place in the spring.
The Guidelines for Membership in National Junior Honor Society may be downloaded here.
Please also read the NJHS Update which is available for downloading here.
It is helpful to follow the CHECKLIST which can be downloaded here.
The NJHS Application Form for New Members is available for downloading here. This is a SAMPLE form. The actual version will be sent to students when they are invited to apply to the NJHS.
To document the service hours earned, please download X2VOL directives here.Service is defined as going out into the community to provide selfless acts that benefit others (not related to the student) and requires a student to give personal time for a charitable outcome.
To document involvement in activities, please download the verification form here.
Current NJHS members are asked to complete the Service Update Form which can be downloaded here. This is a SAMPLE form. The actual version will be sent to current members when they are invited to re-apply to the NJHS.