Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society Selection Criteria

Forcey Christian School Chapter, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Forcey Christian School is proud to sponsor our chapter of the National Junior Honor Society in Silver Spring, MD.

“The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in official Honor Society activities. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada.

Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.”

Retrieved from https://www.njhs.us/about/ on April 28, 2016

Application Process

Step 1:

Students who have attended Forcey Middle School for at least one semester and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher will receive an invitation from the NJHS Council to begin the application process.

Step 2:

Students who have received an invitation to apply will also receive the application, which includes a non-teacher recommendation form and instructions for a personal essay.

NJHS Application – 2022-NJHS-Application-Packet.pdf

Step 3:

Once a student submits a complete application, relevant Forcey middle school teachers, staff, and coaches will be asked to complete an electronic recommendation form. The student’s application and recommendations are due back to Ms. Sandra Ritsema, NJHS Advisor, by September of each new school year.

Step 4:

The NJHS Council will review the application, recommendations, and school records which will be scored based on a scoring rubric.

The scoring rubric allows the anonymous Faculty Council to evaluate each application in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Citizenship
  • Character

Step 5:

Those selected for membership will be notified by mail by the end of September.

Step 6:

An induction ceremony for all chosen candidates will take place in October.

Step 7:

Throughout the year, NJHS members will be required to attend monthly meetings, plan and participate in service activities, and maintain scholastic and behavioral excellence. As leaders, they will set an example for their peers and those who will follow.