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After School Activities & Clubs

After School Program

Hillel Academy recognizes that while students are finished with their school day at 3:15 PM, many parents/guardians are not done with their day, and they need their children to be in a safe and supervised space until they can be picked up. Additionally, many children want to participate in activities beyond those typically found during the school day and parents/guardians appreciate opportunities such as these taking place at school, after school, so when children and parents/guardians are finally reunited at the end of the school and workday, they can enjoy each other’s company.

From 3:30 – 6pm parents may have their children attend Hillel Academy’s After School Program which begins with homework assistance and snack followed by free recess.Afterschool care is $8/hr and billed monthly.

In addition to afterschool care parents/guardians may enroll their children in Club activities such as:

  • Art
  • Jewish/Israeli Cooking
  • Archery
  • Tennis
  • Chess
  • Gymnastics
  • Hip-Hop
  • Karate
  • Piano
  • Ballet
  • Soccer
  • Legos
  • Volleyball

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

Hillel Academy is an affiliated chapter of the National Junior Honor Society for Middle School students. Membership in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a middle school student. Our chapter strives to give practical meaning to society’s standards of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These five ideals are considered as the basis for selection and reflect Jewish Values that are deemed an important aspect of the Hillel Academy experience. No student is inducted simply because of a high academic average. The National Junior Honor Society strives to recognize the total student—one who excels in all of these areas.

The standards used for selection are:

  • Scholarship: 3.0 cumulative average beginning in 6th Grade
  • Leadership, service, character, and citizenship: as demonstrated by students’ involvement in activities and teacher evaluations of character.

More detailed information about the application process and what to expect as an NJHS Member can be found here.

NJHS FAQ’s: Everything You Need to Know About Hillel Academy’s Chapter of NJHS

How 6th graders can prepare for membership

Students in 6th grade that are interested in becoming NJHS Members in 7th grade can involve themselves in activities to enhance their qualifications for membership. In addition to maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA, students must engage in at least one leadership and at least one service activity. Leadership roles consist of those in which the student is responsible for directing or motivating others. Examples are: elected officer for a club, committee chairperson, team captain, camp counselor, girl scout/cub scout leader, work area manager, or other community leader. Service activities are those that are done for or on behalf of others (not including immediate family members) for which no compensation (monetary or other) has been given.Examples are: volunteering for the food bank/Humane Society/other non-profit organization, participating in a beach clean-up, or volunteering for the synagogue. Participation in B’nai Mitzvah projects can be used for consideration. Honors and awards, while not a required part of membership, will also be used for consideration.

Students have the opportunity to apply in 7th grade or in 8th grade.

Related Forms

More information about the National Junior Honor Society can be found at: https://www.njhs.us/parents