At the STEMM Academy, we take great pride in recognizing students who attain high academic standards and give back to their school and local communities. To celebrate these students, membership to this nationally recognized organization is reserved for students who demonstrate excellence in the following five pillars of NJHS: scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship.
Admissions will begin after the second semester and will conclude with an induction ceremony that takes place each fall. The final selection of inductees will be made by a Faculty Council.
Students will be deemed academically eligible after earning a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 over the duration of the first semester of the school year. Additionally, students must maintain this average throughout the entire selection process. Candidates must demonstrate the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and reliability, as well as acts of kindness and consideration towards others. Student disciplinary records will be reviewed and considered.
In an effort to clarify the procedure, the following steps outline the process towards membership:
At the end of the first semester, the faculty advisor will prepare a list of all eligible candidates with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.
These candidates will receive an invitation to apply for membership into NJHS.
Interested candidates will complete an application form. Only those students who submit the application form by the announced deadline will receive further consideration.
Completed application forms will then be reviewed by the Faculty Council, which consists of four faculty members appointed annually by the Principal. The chapter advisors shall be ex-officio members of the faculty council.
The Faculty Council bases acceptance on the evaluation of the application form, faculty input, and students’ disciplinary records. Membership is not automatic, but rather an honor bestowed upon a select group of students.
The final decision for membership is made by the Faculty Council, which represents the school faculty.
Students will be notified of their acceptance. They will be inducted into STEMM's NJHS chapter at a formal ceremony.
Students who have already been inducted into the National Junior Honor Society will not have to go through the selection process again. These students must maintain their membership by meeting their chapter obligations.