NJHS Selection Process

    John D. Pierce NJHS Selection Process


    The National Junior Honor Society chapter of John D. Pierce is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Standards for selection are established by the national office of NJHS and have been revised to meet our local chapter needs. Students are selected to be members by a 5-member Faculty Council, appointed by the principal, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school twice yearly.


    To evaluate a candidate’s character, the Faculty Council uses two forms of input. First, school records are reviewed. Second, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, citizenship, and leadership. These forms and the Student Activity Information Forms are carefully reviewed by the Faculty Council to determine membership. A majority vote of the Council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection.


    Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all five criteria that led to their selection. This obligation includes regular attendance at chapter meetings held monthly during the school year, and participation in the chapter service projects(s). Students are required to have two hours of in school service each quarter and two hours of an outside activity each quarter. Students or parents who have questions regarding the selection process or membership obligations can contact the chapter adviser, Mrs. Doherty.


    Click here for the application form.