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National Junior Honors Society

Students in grades 7 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by their school’s chapter are eligible to be invited for membership.

Students must be in their second semester of seventh-grade for consideration based on a GPA of 3.5 for the first three semesters of middle school.  

Hyde Park criteria are based on the five pillars of NJHS:

  • Scholarship
    Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. 
  • Service
    This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
  • Leadership
    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.
  • Character
    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.
  • Citizenship
    The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has 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, and take part in the interview process.