Criteria for Acceptance

Last Updated: 7/15/2020 10:22 PM


National Junior Honor Society is for eighth grade students only. Students earn eligibility to become members based upon their seventh grade academic year.The following description of the requirements is in the student handbook:


Eligible students will be invited to apply for membership in the National Junior Honor Society during the fall of the 8th grade year. In order to be eligible, students must have attended Springton Lake Middle School for at least one semester during the previous school year, and have earned an average of 90% or higher with no final grade lower than 90% in a core academic class and no final grade lower  than 88% in all other classes during their 7th grade year. Students who are eligible based upon their academic performance will be invited to submit an application to document participation in extra-curricular activities, community service, and leadership experiences. A committee of faculty members will review all applications based upon the established guidelines for scholarship, leadership, citizenship, character, and service. Decisions of the faculty panel will be final. Students who are selected for membership will be inducted into the organization in the fall. Members of the National Junior Honor Society will be expected to maintain their academic standing, while also committing to participate in service projects during the school year that are decided upon by the group. 


In addition to academics, the following criteria will also be considered:



  • Demonstrates leadership in classroom and homeroom
  • Demonstrates leadership in promoting school activities
  • Contributes ideas which improve civic life of the school
  • Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility
  • Exerts leadership which positively influences others


  • Renders worthwhile service to the school
  • Does committee work
  • Represents school in inter-class and inter-school competition
  • Shows courtesy by assisting teachers, visitors, and students
  • Renders worthwhile service to the community


  • Promptly meets individual pledges and responsibilities to school and teachers
  • Demonstrates highest standards of attitude toward honesty and reliability
  • Constantly demonstrates desirable qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, neatness, poise and stability)
  • Complies with school regulations (follows regulations concerning books, property, program, office, halls, and lockers)
  • Upholds principles of morality and ethics


  • Respects the local, state, and national forms of American government
  • Demonstrates civic involvement


Membership in National Junior Honor Society is not a guaranteed right—it is an honor. Therefore, throughout your seventh grade year, you may want to focus on the information listed above and work toward a goal which will ultimately lead to possible induction into the National Junior Honor Society.