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Placerita Junior High School is proud to be an affiliated chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. NJHS is the leader among organizations and societies that promote appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in several categories. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship and service.


Q: How does my student qualify for NJHS?

A: In order to qualify for NJHS a student must do the following:

  • Have a 3.5 or above cumulative G.P.A. through Quarter 3
  • Complete 10 community service hours for a non-profit organization
  • Maintain good behavior and citizenship


Q: When will I be notified of qualification?

A: Parents and students will be notified by mail in January after returning from winter break.

Q: What are considered to be acceptable community service hours?

A: All hours must be for a NON-PROFIT organization. students may not volunteer at a relative's or friend's business. Please click on the link on the right to see a list of what is and is not acceptable and for suggestions.

Q: How soon can I start my community service hours and where can I get the paperwork needed to sign-off my hours?

A: Returning  8th grade members ONLY can count hours starting in June 2018. New 7th grade members may count hours starting August 2018.

The service hours verification sheet will be handed out at the January meeting. However, if you’d like to get a head start you can download the paperwork by clicking the appropriate link to the right. You can also get the paperwork from Ms. Blevins (Rm. 102 – 7th grade) OR Mrs. Tait (GYM – 8th grade)

Q:  Is there a fee to participate?

A:  There is no required fee. However, we are kindly requesting a donation of $5 to cover the cost of the certificates and medals that are awarded at the induction ceremonies.

Q: What are the important dates to remember?

A: Please note the following dates;

  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 29th, 2019mandatory meeting for all qualifying students to receive paperwork and discuss important details (parents need not attend)
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 25th, 2019 – This is the deadline to turn in your application and your service hours verification sheets. **PLEASE NOTE , as responsibility is a key part of citizenship and an essential part of NJHS, NO late papers will be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
  • TUESDAY, MAY 14th, 2019 – 7th grade mandatory rehearsal after school in gym from 2:45- 3:30.
    • 7th grade induction ceremony : Hart auditorium, 6:30 pm( students report at 6pm))
  • WEDNESDAY,MAY 15th, 2019 – 8th grade mandatory rehearsal after school in gym from 2:45-3:30.
    • 8th grade induction ceremony : Hart auditorium, 6:30 pm (students report at 6pm)

**Rehearsals are mandatory in order to participate in the ceremony that evening.**