NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

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NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY SELECTION PROCESS
The Alpha Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society begins the selection process during the second semester of each year.  Candidates eligible for selection to the Alpha Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society must be in the seventh, or eighth-grade class. To be eligible for selection for membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been enrolled for a period equivalent to one semester at Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South. Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5. Upon meeting the grade level, enrollment, and GPA standards, candidates shall then be considered based on their service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Per the Alpha Chapter Bylaws the selection process is as follows:
ARTICLE V: SELECTION OF MEMBERS
Section 1. The selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the faculty council which consists of five faculty members appointed by the principal. The chapter adviser shall be the sixth, non-voting, ex officio member of the faculty council.
Section 2. The selection of active members shall be held once a year during the second semester of the school year.
Section 3. Prior to the final selection, the following shall occur: a. Students’ academic records shall be reviewed to determine scholastic eligibility. b. All students who are eligible scholastically (i.e., candidates) shall be notified and asked to complete and submit the candidate information form for further consideration. c. The faculty shall be requested to evaluate candidates determined to be scholastically eligible using the official input form provided by the chapter adviser. d. The faculty council shall review the candidate information forms, faculty input, and other relevant information to determine those who fully meet the selection criteria for membership.
Section 4. Candidates become members when inducted at a special ceremony.
Section 5. An active member of the National Junior Honor Society who transfers from this school will be given an official letter indicating the status of his/her membership.
Section 6. An active member of the National Junior Honor Society who transfers to this school will be automatically accepted for membership in this chapter. The faculty council shall grant to the transferring member one semester to attain the membership requirements and, thereafter, this member must maintain those requirements for this chapter in order to retain his/her membership.
Students who meet the initial criteria for enrollment and scholarship will be contacted by the NJHS faculty advisor following the release of 2nd quarter grades. For more information please email njhs@cmitsouth.org.
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