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National Junior Honor Society / ALPHA


GPA Cutoff: 4.300 at completion of the second marking period (for those who were inducted in the spring)

In addition to GPA, students must demonstrate satisfaction with the pillars of Service, Character, Citizenship, and Leadership.

The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage citizenship.  The National Junior Honor Society serves as an excellent training ground for the youth who will serve as the leaders of tomorrow.  


The society is acknowledged by many for its high standards of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and citizenship - ideals that convey important values for responsible youth.  Today, when technology presents ever more challenging decisions for our citizens, these ideals take on increased significance.


At the beginning of the school year, students have to meet all of the following four criteria to be invited to join ALPHA:


ONE: Student must be an eighth grader currently enrolled in honors or accelerated Math or Language Arts

TWO: Student must have received a 90 or above final grade in Math or Language Arts last year (7th grade)

THREE: Student must have a GPA of 4.100 or above at the conclusion of 7th grade

FOUR: NJSLA scores Exceeded Expectations (score of 5) in 7th grade