At Issaquah Middle School NJHS includes both 7th and 8th graders. 

8th graders meet September through May of each year. 

7th graders who qualify are invited to join NJHS following Trimester 2, and meet in April and May.

In order to be considered as a candidate for National Junior Honor Society, a student must have a Cum. GPA of 3.7 or higher, and they must have good citizenship qualifications (either an All Star or on Honor Level 1 or 2 of the IMS behavior management system). In addition students are expected to complete at least six hours of community service by the end of April.