Build a positive school culture with the National Junior Honor Society.
Scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship—the five everyday pillars that power the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). While NJHS is known for honoring student achievement, these five cornerstones work to permeate each and every student in your school, ultimately promoting a positive culture that affects your entire learning community.Join NJHS Today
Everyday Pillars of NJHS
is a commitment to learning and growing on an educational path.
is seeking out and engaging in meaningful service, not simply doing acts of service to fulfill a school, district, or program requirement, or to collect hours.
is carrying oneself with dignity and taking ownership and responsibility for one’s own actions and participation.
is valuing diverse cultures and building relationships that reflect love of self but also concern for others.
is accepting one’s place and role in the community and seeking to understand the concerns and strengths of that community.
Our chapter is small, but we have made a big impact on our community. We have helped a WWII Vet take care of his yard, made Goodie Bags for the Homeless with socks, snacks, water, and encouraging words. We hosted a reading parade and shared the love of reading, and an art festival at our school.
NJHS amplifies students’ opportunities to excel both academically and personally. Fascinated with this program!
It has been a pleasure to serve as adviser of the National Junior Honor Society the last three years. Thank you for allowing the highest academic students not only to be recognized for their academic success but also to become involved into our society representing the pillars for which this organization stand.
Three Steps to Join
Explore njhs.us to learn more about what is expected of an NJHS chapter, and start to consider which faculty member will become he chapter adviser.
Mail in the enclosed application or apply online at the URL listed above. The annual fee is $385.
Once you’re approved, you’ll receive welcome materials and instant access to the NJHS Handbook and member-only sections of the NJHS website.
What will I get when our school becomes affiliated with NJHS?
With a new NJHS chapter, you will receive a welcome package from the national office that contains a certificate of affiliation. You will also have access to the following resources for administering the NJHS recognition program:
- Adviser Resource Center with step-by-step guidelines, templates for bylaws and communications, handbooks, and comprehensive policy guidance
- National Customer Care Center and Programs and Services Team, available 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (ET) at 703-860-0200 and [email protected]
- Access to the NJHS Store
- Principal and adviser monthly communications and targeted training opportunities
We are establishing a new NJHS chapter. How do we get started?
Once you are affiliated with NJHS, your new adviser will have access to several resources that will help kick-start a new chapter or rejuvenate an existing one. In the Adviser Resource Center, you will find a section for “New Chapters & New Advisers” that includes a sample constitution, an adviser skills checklist, a survival guide, and more. Your adviser will also have access to the Adviser Online Community, where they can connect with new and veteran advisers from across the country.
What are the benefits of NJHS for students?
NJHS membership is invitation-only. And once inducted, NJHS student members are members for life. As members, students have opportunities to expand their leadership and are called to serve as role models in valuing the mindsets and actions related to scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.