To be eligible for membership in the National Junior Honor Society, a student must be in Grade 7 or 8 and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 90% (unweighted). Membership in the National Junior Honor Society is not based on scholarship alone. Also included for consideration are the student’s leadership abilities, service as action, and character. The process of selecting new members for the National Junior Honor Society is as follows:
- An eligible student is invited to fill out and return a Student Application form. These forms must be completed and returned to the National Junior Honor Society sponsor for the student to be considered further.
- Teachers are asked to complete an evaluation form rating each eligible student on leadership, service and character.
- The National Junior Honor Society Council selects new members based on the teacher evaluations and application combined. The council is made up of Westlake Academy faculty members.
- Discipline referrals, recurring instances of failure to turn in homework/complete assignments and uniform refractions will be taken into account when applications are reviewed.
Timeline for the 2020 NJHS Application Process:
Week of 2/17: Students in grades 7 and 8 will have dedicated meetings to learn about the application process for NJHS
week of 3/2: Students who meet the requirements will receive an application to apply for membership in NJHS.
3/2: Parent Information Meeting - 6 pm Performance Hall
3/27: NJHS applications are due
4/15: Students will be notified if they have been accepted into NJHS
4/22: Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 6:30 pm - MPH