• Junior Beta Club

    The standards established for membership in the Junior Beta Club are in compliance with guidelines required by the National Beta Club organization and the Catawba County School district.  The basic qualifications for membership are “worthy character, good mentality, creditable achievement, and commendable attitude.”

     

    Prerequisites for Membership:

    1. Membership is by invitation only.

    2. Membership is limited to students in grades seven and eight, who are functioning at or above grade level as determined by the student scoring a Level III or higher on  End-of-Grade testing.

    3. Students must maintain a semester average of 90 or higher for each middle school course.  

    4. Students shall exhibit exemplary behavior at all times and adhere to the Catawba County Code of Conduct during school, at school-sponsored activities, and on the bus.

    5. Any infraction of the Catawba County School’s Code of Student Conduct resulting in one (1) or more full days of In-School Suspension (ISS) or Out of School Suspension will deem a student ineligible for membership during the 7th and 8th grade school terms.

     

    Standards for Maintaining Membership:

    1. A grade average of 90 or higher for each middle school course.

    2. The standard of conduct for membership must be maintained.

    3. Students who do not maintain the identified grade average or identified standard of conduct are subject to one of the following disciplinary actions.  These actions may be involved at the end of any nine week academic period.

     

    Probation— The club sponsor issues a warning that membership criteria are not being met.  A nine week grading period is given to correct the deficiencies.  All club privileges are maintained.  If after a nine week period, the academic deficiency and/or misconduct are not corrected, and/or if the academic deficiency and misconduct occurs again, the student will be expelled and be ineligible to return during the 7th and 8th school terms.

     

    Expulsion— Removal of the student’s name from the Junior Beta Club roll.  Any infraction resulting in one (1) or more full days of In-School Suspension (ISS) or Out of School Suspension will deem a student ineligible for membership during the 7th and 8th grade school terms.

     

    When students are placed on probation or expelled from the Junior Beta Club, parents and students shall be notified in writing.