ARISTA or The National Junior Honor Society is a worldwide organization that consists of chapters in middle schools recognizing high achieving students. In order to be a member of the NJHS, a student has to apply and that student is evaluated by the four core values: scholarship, community service, leadership and character. They must maintain a high grade point average:
- Grade 7 – a final average of 85% or above
- Grade 8 – beginning in the 3rd marking period – an average of 90% or above.
Students must also participate in a minimum of 20 hours of community service projects within or outside of the school. Students can have a maximum of 5 lateness for the school year.