NJHS membership is an outstanding opportunity to develop the habits and standards so important to success in high school, college, and a career. Think of it as making yourself #futuready. As an NJHS member, you’ll have exclusive access to robust tools and resources:
- College admission and financial aid planning options, including webinars and a mini-website called Honor Your Future Now, which you can browse by yourself or with your family for college preparation tips
- Help with financing your college education through the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award, which each year recognizes 500 exceptional NJHS members who best reflect the values of membership with a college savings award
- Service projects, both by the chapter and individual, allow you to build teamwork capabilities, hone project management aptitude, and make friends—all valuable life skills
- Leadership development, motivation, and inspiration gained through your own chapter's work as well as three LEAD Conferences and NJHS State Summits held in select locations annually
How Can You Become a Member?
For starters, you’ll need strong grades. Students will be considered for membership in the spring semester of sixth or seventh grade.
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 average of 85 in the core content area classes, and no failing grades in any other courses.
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 the U.S. form of government; 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
Applications will be available starting January 27 and due February 26 at 4 pm.
Candidates for membership in NJHS must be current WLMS 6th or 7th graders. Students currently attending another campus are not considered candidates for selection. Students may transfer membership from another school's chapter if transferring to WLMS in the upcoming school year. Candidates must meet the Scholarship requirement of a cumulative average of 85 or above in the core content classes (RELA, math, science, and social studies) to be considered for selection. Membership applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Council. The NJHS advisers are not voting members of the Faculty Council. Completion and submission of this form does not guarantee selection.
If for some reason your scholar does not receive a letter please email firstname.lastname@example.org.