Aloma D. Johnson Charter School Inducts Students Into National Elementary Honor Society
Thirteen students at Aloma Johnson Charter School have been inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society for their academic achievements and outstanding citizenship. Dr. WendyRichards, Director of School indicated, “This is truly what school is about. We want children to enjoy school and have fun, and also excel academically, which is what the Society stresses. We expect more from these students. We’re not going to allow them to work at a mediocre level - we want them to strive to do better. Having this in their portfolio will help them to continue to aim for excellence down the road.”
The thirteen students were recognized by the National Elementary Honor Society, a school-based program that celebrates high-achieving students who also demonstrate leadership skills and an understanding of service and responsibility. Each student recognized received a certificate and a membership card to the Society. In order to qualify, fourth-grade students must maintain at least an 85 average for three consecutive semesters and have no disciplinary issues. The students are also required to be recommended by one of their teachers or administrators.
Director Richards said the National Elementary Honor Society is one of her favorite organizations offered at the school because of the excellence it demands of her students. She said the students who were selected consistently went above and beyond what was expected of them, and this recognition also helps put ADJ students on the pathway to success.
“This is one of our major organizations at the school where we stress academics and student achievement,” Richards said. “This is the beginning where they are challenged to excel academically, along with enjoying the benefits of their academic achievement because it affords them opportunities beyond the school site.”