Students must receive a final quarter grade of 80 or higher (B-) in EVERY class. This includes core academic classes, PE/Health, Exploratories, World Language, etc.
HIGH HONOR ROLL
Students must receive a final quarter grade of 90 or higher (A-) in EVERY class. This includes core academic classes, PE/Health, Exploratories, World Language, etc.
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY (Grade 8 Only)
Students must make the High Honor Roll or Honor Roll for every quarter of 7th grade and the first 2 quarters of 8th grade. This is 6 consecutive quarters of all quarter-end grades an 80 or above. At the mid year of 8th grade each student who has academically qualified for NJHS will be notified of the remaining requirements (essay, activity hours and community service hours). These hours can be compiled throughout the 7th and 8th grade.
Activity Hours – sports participation (in school and out of school), scouts, dance, martial arts, art clubs, etc.
Community Service Hours – Volunteered time working to help an organization or specific service. Mentoring, tutoring, volunteer at a religious organization, nursing homes, etc.
All hours must be signed off by a supervisor, coach, mentor, etc. The only exception is an athletic team at Warwick Veterans. We will have that information.
Each chapter is required to publish its qualifications for membership, which is based on the five pillars of NJHS:
Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects democracy; respects the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs.
Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete a form detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, character, and citizenship.