Welcome to the new school year!
Please see the sidebar for updated meeting and application dates.
For access to the application, you will find a link in an invitation email from CJSF Adviser Mrs. Trenerry in your school email, school announcements, posters on campus.
Fall Applications for 8th grade are due 9/8/21 by 5pm. Applications are to be filled out online - no paper applications will be accepted. With your application add as an attachment a screenshot of your grades for last semester. Your name must be visible, and all grades must be in the image as well - do not provide a url link. Incomplete applications will be returned with a request to be resubmitted.
Late Applications will not be accepted.
What is CJSF?
CJSF is a statewide organization founded for the purpose of fostering high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship in the middle grades. CJSF emphasizes service to the school and the community while creating pride in scholastic achievement.
Who is eligible for membership?
Seventh and eighth grade students who qualify with the appropriate grades are eligible. Seventh graders will be eligible starting 2nd semester.
When does CJSF meet?
CJSF will meet afters school, 4 times per semester. Meetings will last approximately 15 minutes unless there are specific items to go over such as elections.
What are the academic requirements for CJSF?
The requirements to join CJSF are simple. Because it is a scholarship organization, 7th and 8th grade students earn points based on their grades. An "A"=3 pts; "B"=1 pt; and "C"=0 pts. Students must earn 8 points per semester. Qualifying courses are Math, Science, English, History, and a language. Students who have a D/F in any subject will not qualify for membership for that semester.
What is required for school/community service?
Students are required to complete 15 hours of volunteer service per semester; 5 hours in school and 3 hours outside of school, and 7 hours from school/community. Tutoring, coaching, volunteer work with other community groups can all be counted. Any service that is not compensated and helps others qualifies. The goal is for members to balance their high academic achievement with public or school service.
What are the benefits of CJSF membership?
Students who qualify for 3 or more semesters will promote 'With Honors". They will receive a CJSF gold pin, a certificate with a gold seal, and they will be accepted as an Associate Member in CSF (the high school California Scholarship Federation).
Membership brings with it the opportunity to participate in activities which benefit the school, the community, and the student.
When do students apply?
Eighth grade students have a 2-week window to apply at the beginning of first quarter. A copy of the previous semester report card must be attached to the application.
Seventh grade students will be eligible to apply during the 2-week window at the beginning of Second Semester. A copy of the previous semester report card must be attached to the application.
How do students apply?
We are going digital! Students will receive an email on their school email with a link to the CJSF application. Students will then click on the link, complete the application, and submit with a copy of last semester grades. The deadline for submittals will be posted online. No hard copies will be accepted. Membership is based on grades earned during the preceding semester. Previous members membership will also be based on completing club service hour requirements. Membership status will be posted outside Mrs. Trenerry's room, M119.