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National​ ​Junior​ ​Honor​ ​Society

ICD National Junior Honor Society

The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership, develop character, and encourage good citizenship in the students of Immaculate Conception of Dardenne. 

Membership in the National Junior Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility. Membership is granted only to those students selected by the faculty council on the condition of their having met the standards for selection established at the local level and based on the provisions of the National Constitution. NJHS is more than an honor roll. Each candidate must demonstrate good grades and strength in the remaining four criteria: character, service, leadership, and citizenship. (Paraphrased from the NJHS Handbook).

Selection​ ​Procedures:
The process begins in March of the students’ 7th grade year. Many qualifications must be met, beginning with scholarship. In order to begin the invitation process to NJHS, a candidate must have a certain cumulative GPA. This GPA is taken from all four quarters of sixth grade as well as the first three quarters of seventh grade. If the cumulative GPA is 3.9 or higher, then an invitation packet will be mailed to the candidate.
Once the packet is received:
  • There will be a minimum of three weeks to complete it.
  • Completing the packet will provide the NJHS faculty council with information on how the candidate has demonstrated the remaining qualities needed for selection: character, service, leadership, and citizenship.
  • Candidates must also provide the faculty council with (4) teacher recommendations. The faculty council realizes how much personal growth can occur from year to year, so it is valuable for the council to have recommendations from teachers who consistently interact with the students daily.
    • Two recommendations must come from current core teachers.
    • The third must come from the student's Faith Family leader.
    • The fourth recommendation may come from another core teacher, a sixth-grade teacher, a special area teacher (art, music, band, Spanish, technology), or someone not associated with ICD (coach, troop leader, etc.).
Once all packets are received, the faculty council will review each and begin the selection process. After careful consideration, selection will be based on a majority vote of the faculty council. If a candidate does not receive a majority vote, either non-selection or probationary status will be decided.
The results of the faculty council vote will be presented to the principal for review, and then stated in a letter sent to the student and parents. Letters of notification will be mailed in June. The induction ceremony will take place in September.