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CJSF (California Junior Scholastic Federation)
Welcome to the 2023-2024 academic school year!
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?
When does CJSF meet?
CJSF will meet during after school. Information will be sent to the CJSF students.
What are the academic requirements for CJSF?
The requirements to join CJSF is simple. Because it is a scholarship organization, 7th and 8th grade students earn points based on their grades. An "A"=3 points; "B"=1 point; and "C"=0 points. Students must earn 8 points per semester. Qualifying courses are Math, Science, English, and History. Students who have a D/F in any subject will not qualify for membership for that semester.
Why a membership fee?
There is a membership due per semester for California State affiliation. Membership dues can be paid online.
The goal is for members to balance their high academic achievement with public or school service.
- East Bay SPCA - there is a cost
- Food Bank of Contra Costa County
- The Crayon Initiative
- Fundraising events at neighboring elementary and middle schools (look at their school's websites)
- Peer Tutoring
- Volunteering at non-profit organizations
- Helping with religious organizations
Students who qualify for 3 or more semesters will promote 'With Honors". 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. Activities may include fundraisers (t-shirt and sweatshirt sales) and service projects (tutoring, Kids Against Hunger, etc.)
When do students apply?
Eighth grade students can apply during 1st quarter. 7th graders can apply during 3rd quarter. A copy of the previous semester report grades may be attached to the application. These are available on the parent portal. Students have a 2-week window to apply at the beginning of first and third quarter once applications are open. Late applications will not be accepted.
How do students apply?
Students complete an application online. Paper applications will not be accepted. The student must complete this online application by the due date on the application. The CJSF Advisor analyzes the semester report card of the applicants. Membership is based on grades earned during the preceding semester.
Once students get into CJSF, they will be added into a Schoology group. A welcome message will be in the classroom along with pertinent information. If you are not added in the Schoology group, and you got into CJSF, please let Mrs. Philipose know as soon as possible. Once again, late applications will not be accepted.