National Junior Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society

 

Membership in National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a middle school student.  At AGCS, our chapter strives to give practical meaning to the NJHS standards of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character.   NJHS is a student led, service group.  The NJHS students work hard to complete a variety of service projects throughout the year which benefit our school and our local community.  


Students are considered for induction in the Spring of their 6th and 7th grade years. A student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 or  an 85% average in all academic courses.  If a student meets the academic requirement, he or she can complete an application to be considered for induction.  The application allows the student the opportunity to show the selection board how he or she excel as a leader and a citizen.  Describe how he or she displays excellent character and explain how he or she provides service to the community and to the school.  No student is inducted simply because of high academic average.  The NJHS strives to recognize the total student - one who EXCELS in all of these areas.  


Once inducted as a member of NJHS, students are required to participate in monthly NJHS meetings, complete 30 hours of community service during the school year, participate in at least one NJHS service project, and  maintain an 85% average in all academic courses.