Please note that we recognize students may not have had the opportunity to apply to NJHS due to the unprecedented circumstances. Therefore, the application window will reopen when school begins in the fall. At that time we will schedule an induction ceremony.


    Thank you for your consideration in joining National Junior Honors Society at Hillcrest Middle School. This is a society that strives for self improvement as well as the betterment of our community. 

    Below are the requirements for membership taken from our NJHS By-Laws: 

    Section 3. Eligibility:
    a. To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a student at Hillcrest Middle school during first semester seventh grade.
    b. Many students, including students of military parents, are required to move with parents or guardians who have transferred in their work. The present school principal      should seek a recommendation from the previous school principal pursuant to the candidate’s selection. Based on the recommendation of the previous principal, the          Faculty Council may waive the semester regulation.
    c. Candidates must have a GPA of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale (average 1 B per quarter). Any grade of a “C” given in any class taken will disqualify the candidate.
    d. The following will immediately disqualify a candidate:
         1. Any citizenship grade other than an E or S in any class taken.
         2. More than one detention for the entire school year.
         3. Any office referrals or suspensions.
    e. Upon meeting the grade level, attendance, and GPA standard requirements, candidates shall then be evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, citizenship, and character via the NJHS Application Form, Recommendation Forms and Faculty Evaluation Form.

    There are two things that need to be done by May 5th to be considered for memebership: 1. the student must complete an application and 2. two character references must be submitted. Please visit the following link to get these two forms: 

    NJHS 2020-21 Application and Reference

    When submitting applications and character references, it is imperative that the subject line contains the student name and either NJHS application or NJHS reference. Please also add a screen shot of your current grades.  

    Please email all applications and references to jane.jennewine@dvusd.org 

    Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate a new system to accept applications and references. Feel free to contact me if there is anything I can clarify. 

    Mrs. Jennewine