1.) A student must have a 3.6 average GPA for quarters 1, 2, and 3 with no grades below a "B". Eligibility is considered in April, so the quarter 4 grades are not available but will be used later for maintaining membership.
2.) A student must have more E’s than G’s in conduct during the 3rd quarter of 7th grade. No N’s can be present on their 7th Grade report card for quarters 1, 2, and 3. Again, quarter 4 conduct can be used for maintaining or forfeiting membership in NJHS.
3.) An in-school suspension, a trip or trips to the office or conduct write-ups could be grounds for rejection of an NJHS candidate.
4.) A student cannot have excessive absences or tardies. Excessive tardies or absences would constitute 9 or more during any grading period. There are no allowances for any reason.
Maintaining NJHS Membership
1.) A student is required to maintain a quarterly GPA of a 3.6 in order to continue to be a part of NJHS. If a student's GPA falls below a 3.6 during a quarter or if a student makes a grade below a "B" on the report card, he/she is put on probation. During probation a student is allowed to participate in all NJHS activities. However, once a student is on academic probation, he/she must have HIGHER than a 3.6 in the subsequent quarter. If a student ever has 2 quarters where his/her GPA is below a 3.6 or he/she makes another grade below a "B," he/she is no longer a part of NJHS and is not able to be readmitted.
2.) If a student receives an N in conduct, this will result in immediate removal from NJHS and is not able to be readmitted. If a student does not maintain more E’s than G’s in any quarter, they are put on probation. During probation a student is allowed to participate in all NJHS activities. Any subsequent quarter with more G’s than E’s will result in removal from NJHS and is not able to be readmitted.
3.) If a student has any behavioral offense that goes against the pillars of NJHS, he/she can be removed immediately after the offense is reviewed by the office and/or the NJHS sponsor. An in-school suspension, a trip or trips to the office or conduct write-ups could be grounds for removal from NJHS.