The purpose of the Jacob Coy Middle School chapter will be to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in pupils of Jacob Coy Middle School. Membership to the Jacob Coy Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is determined based upon eligibility and application to the faculty. Eligible students, who apply, are selected by a faculty council based upon specific criterion. Not all students who apply will be selected. Membership to the National Junior Honor Society should be considered an honor and important responsibility. High expectations are set for members.