CJSF (California Junior Scholastic Federation)
California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) welcomes students who have approximately a 3.5 GPA (it is actually based on a point system that is outlined below) and a good citizenship grade (no U's).. CJSF is a state wide organization for those students of high scholastic accomplishments. Each student is expected to be an active dues paying and participating member. Membership dues are paid when you apply.
CJSF students are required to attend mandatory monthly meetings after school, and there is also a 10 hour community service requirement per semester. Those students accepted into CJSF for three semesters, meeting all requirements for grades; service; and attendance at monthly meetings will receive a special seal on their eighth grade promotion certificate.
7th and 8th grade students are able to apply for the 2nd semester based on their 1st semester grades.
To apply you need to earn twice the number of points than courses in which you are enrolled and P.E. does not count (10pts). CJSF points are granted as follows: A = 3 points, B = 1 point, C – 0 points, and D/F will exclude student from membership. Likewise a U in citizenship in any classes will exclude a student from membership. Anyone interested in running for seventh grade CJSF representative positions, please see Ms. Dalbeck or Mrs. Leu.
WHAT IS CJSF?
The California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) emphasizes high standards of service, scholarship, and citizenship for California middle school students. CJSF encourages service to the school and community while fostering pride in scholastic achievement.
For more information, please see the state CJSF website at http://www.csf-cjsf.org/
CJSF students are required to perform/document 10 voluntary service hours
each semester. Service hour sheets are collected in January and May.
Other kids tutor elementary students for free. Or they might want to see if their old school has any after school clubs they can help with. Others work in our library but that needs to be arranged with the librarian early on. Other students go to teachers and ask them for things that they can do to help them in their classrooms (as long as they are not receiving extra credit too). Teachers are happy for the extra help.
In the spring there are lots of activities at the elementaries, the home tour (after school), and the serv-a-thon.
Students must attend at least three out of the four meetings each semester. If one of the four meetings is missed, the student will MAKE UP the missed meeting by doing two additional hours of service.
First Semester - 2012
Second Semester - 2012
Important CJSF Dates
Fall 2012 Application Deadline
Spring 2013 Application Deadline
Eighth Grade Field Trip
Seventh Grade Field Trip