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NJHS
Sponsor: Ms. Harry
Email: kharry@orange.flvs.net

Calling all students with vision and ambition! The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) can help you make your life's dreams real. Strive to be a member to make an impact, not just for yourself, but for your community and for the world. NJHS membership is an outstanding opportunity to develop the habits and standards so important to success in high school, college, and a career. Think of it as making yourself #futuready. As an NJHS member, you’ll have exclusive access to robust tools and resources. 

How to Become a Member
As you begin the early stages of greater independence and responsibility as a middle-level student, you may discover that you excel in your studies, have an interest in leadership and service, and have a thirst for challenge … and accomplishment. Membership in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) may be an ideal fit for you! You can become a member through a local selection process that concludes with induction into our school’s National Junior Honor Society chapter. Candidates eligible for selection to the chapter shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. This scholastic level of achievement shall remain fixed, and shall be the required minimum level of scholastic achievement for admission to candidacy and throughout all member terms. 

Eligibility Requirements
Students in grades 6–8 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by the Orange County Virtual School’s chapter are eligible to be invited for membership.

Students must be in their second semester for consideration.

Qualifications for membership are based on the five pillars of NJHS:

Scholarship—At a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Service—This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.

Leadership—Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.

Character—The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and maintains a clean disciplinary record.

Citizenship—The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects the U.S. form of government; respects the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs. 

Understanding the Obligations of Membership
Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. For example, there will be chapter meetings. The chapter bylaws articulate the yearly meeting schedule and member attendance obligations. Members also must participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community. Contact the chapter adviser to obtain a full list of the obligations of membership for the school’s chapter. 

NJS
Sponsor: Mrs. Gindlesperger
Email: theresa.gindlesperger@ocps.net 

The OCVS chapter of the National Honor Society was established to recognize our outstanding high school students in grades 10-12. NHS goes beyond the honor roll as it recognizes students for demonstrating consistent excellence in the areas of service, leadership, and character in addition to scholarship. NHS students participate in an annual service project which at OCVS is usually done through Operation Gratitude. 

How to Become a Member 
As you begin the early stages of greater independence and responsibility as a middle-level student, you may discover that you excel in your studies, have an interest in leadership and service, and have a thirst for challenge … and accomplishment. Membership in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) may be an ideal fit for you! You can become a member through a local selection process that concludes with induction into our school’s National Junior Honor Society chapter. Candidates eligible for selection to the chapter shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. This scholastic level of achievement shall remain fixed, and shall be the required minimum level of scholastic achievement for admission to candidacy and throughout all member terms. 

Eligibility Requirements 
Students in grades 9–12 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by the Orange County Virtual School’s chapter are eligible to be invited for membership. 

Students must be in their second semester for consideration. 

Qualifications for membership are based on the five pillars of NJHS: 

Scholarship—At a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. 

Service—This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation. 

Leadership—Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others. 

Character—The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and maintains a clean disciplinary record. 

Citizenship—The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects the U.S. form of government; respects the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs. 

Understanding the Obligations of Membership 
Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. For example, there will be chapter meetings. The chapter bylaws articulate the yearly meeting schedule and member attendance obligations. Members also must participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community. Contact the chapter adviser to obtain a full list of the obligations of membership for the school’s chapter.