CJSF Spring Application Instructions
7th AND 8th graders may apply for CJSF. CJSF members from last semester must RE-APPLY to continue being in CJSF (including a copy of last semesters' grade transcript).
To apply, turn in the following to the CJSF box in the front office or to Mr. Nenni in a sealed ENVELOPE. (Need an envelope? See Mr. Nenni!) Please turn in the following:
-Spring Application completely filled out
-A copy of your last semester's transcript (can be found on Infinite Campus)
-A suggested donation of $5 to help fund CJSF activities
Any questions? Send a loopmail to Mr. Nenni or an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: You don't need to wait to start service hours. Any hours completed during 2nd semester may count towards the CJSF requirements.
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.
When does CJSF meet?
After school once a month. See posted schedule for specific days.
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"=3pts; "B"=1 pt; and "C"=0 pts. 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 $5 membership dues per semester for California State affiliation.
What is required for school/community service?
Students are required to complete 10 hours of volunteer service per semester; 5 hours in school and 5 hours outside of school. 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. Activities will include fund raisers (ink cartridge/phone recycling;??-grams); service projects (tutoring, school supply drive, food bank) and possible field trips.
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
Applications are available on the CJSF web page.
How do students apply?
1. Students complete an application and submit to the CJSF box by the deadline announced by Mr. Nenni, CJSF advisor.
2. CJSF advisor analyzes the semester report card of the applicants. Membership is based on grades earned during the preceding semester. Previous members membership will also be based on completing club service hour requirements.
3. Membership status will be posted on the bulletin board in the MPR.