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CJSF

CALIFORNIA JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION (CJSF)
What is CJSF? 
CJSF is the middle school’s version of high school’s California Scholarship Federation (CSF). It 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 community while creating a pride in scholastic achievement. To learn more about CJSF, visit the website.  https://csf-cjsf.org/
Who is eligible for membership?
7th grade students are eligible to apply in October, December, and March of their 7th grade year, after 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter grades have been finalized. 
8th grade students are eligible to apply in August based on 7th grade, 4th quarter grades, then again in October, December, and March of their 8th grade year after 1st, 2ndm and 3rd quarter grades have been finalized. 
6th grade students are not eligible to apply. 
Students must re-apply each quarter.
When does CJSF meet? 
CJSF meets approximately once a month from October through May after school. Occasionally, additional meetings are added throughout the year in order to discuss and plan for upcoming events. Meetings are announced via email to students,  as well as on Parent Square. 
It is important that CJSF members check their emails regularly, especially around events and activities. Please try your best to attend as many meetings as possible. 
 
What are the academic requirements for CJSF? 
To qualify for membership each quarter, the following guidelines must be met. These guidelines have been established by the state-wide CJSF organization. No exceptions can be made.  
 
1.The only courses that qualify for membership are math, science, English, and social studies. 
2.No points are earned for PE, a remedial or repeated course, summer school, Response, or electives. 
3.  Points are assigned for each grade received in above courses. A minimum of 8 points must be earned in order to qualify. 
A = 3 points
B = 1 point
C = 0 points
D/F in any class = automatic disqualification
 
What are the benefits of CJSF membership? 
CJSF allows members to have opportunities to engage in community service activities, establish relationship with their peers, and be involved in a school-sponsored organization. In addition to that, members who qualify will promote 8th grade with honors. 
How do I receive honors at 8th grade graduation? 
Students who qualify for CJSF in all quarters of 7th grade and the first three quarters of 8th grade will promote with honors. All CJSF honor members receive a CJSF gold medal that they can wear to graduation, a gold seal on their promotion certificate, an asterisk (*) next to their name in the promotion program. Additionally, a their status as an honor member of CJSF will be noted in their school record.
How do I apply? 
Once quarter grades are finalized, students can apply online. Grades are verified by the advisor. During the application period, you can access the link in the following ways: 
1.  On the bottom of this webpage. 
2.  Through the notice sent out to all 7/8 families on Parent Square. 
3.  Through the post on EMS’s Facebook page. 
4.  Current members also receive an email with the link from the advisor. 
Once the application deadline passes, you may no longer apply.
CJSF Advisor: Jennifer Rogowski    jrogowski@colusa.k12.ca.us
 

CALIFORNIA JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION (CJSF)
What is CJSF? 
CJSF is the middle school’s version of high school’s California Scholarship Federation (CSF). It 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 community while creating a pride in scholastic achievement. To learn more about CJSF, visit the website.  https://csf-cjsf.org/
Who is eligible for membership?
7th grade students are eligible to apply in October, December, and March of their 7th grade year, after 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter grades have been finalized. 
8th grade students are eligible to apply in August based on 7th grade, 4th quarter grades, then again in October, December, and March of their 8th grade year after 1st, 2ndm and 3rd quarter grades have been finalized. 
6th grade students are not eligible to apply. 
Students must re-apply each quarter.
When does CJSF meet? 
CJSF meets approximately once a month from October through May after school. Occasionally, additional meetings are added throughout the year in order to discuss and plan for upcoming events. Meetings are announced via email to students,  as well as on Parent Square. 
It is important that CJSF members check their emails regularly, especially around events and activities. Please try your best to attend as many meetings as possible. 
 
What are the academic requirements for CJSF? 
To qualify for membership each quarter, the following guidelines must be met. These guidelines have been established by the state-wide CJSF organization. No exceptions can be made.  
 
1.The only courses that qualify for membership are math, science, English, and social studies. 
2.No points are earned for PE, a remedial or repeated course, summer school, Response, or electives. 
3.  Points are assigned for each grade received in above courses. A minimum of 8 points must be earned in order to qualify. 
A = 3 points
B = 1 point
C = 0 points
D/F in any class = automatic disqualification
 
What are the benefits of CJSF membership? 
CJSF allows members to have opportunities to engage in community service activities, establish relationship with their peers, and be involved in a school-sponsored organization. In addition to that, members who qualify will promote 8th grade with honors. 
How do I receive honors at 8th grade graduation? 
Students who qualify for CJSF in all quarters of 7th grade and the first three quarters of 8th grade will promote with honors. All CJSF honor members receive a CJSF gold medal that they can wear to graduation, a gold seal on their promotion certificate, an asterisk (*) next to their name in the promotion program. Additionally, a their status as an honor member of CJSF will be noted in their school record.
How do I apply? 
Once quarter grades are finalized, students can apply online. Grades are verified by the advisor. During the application period, you can access the link in the following ways: 
1.  On the bottom of this webpage. 
2.  Through the notice sent out to all 7/8 families on Parent Square. 
3.  Through the post on EMS’s Facebook page. 
4.  Current members also receive an email with the link from the advisor. 
Once the application deadline passes, you may no longer apply.
CJSF Advisor: Jennifer Rogowski    jrogowski@colusa.k12.ca.us
 

CONTACTS
jennifer rogowski, CJSF Teacher Advisor: jrogowski@colusa.k12.ca.us
 

CONTACTS
jennifer rogowski, CJSF Teacher Advisor: jrogowski@colusa.k12.ca.us
 

***CJSF Application for third quarter can be found below. You must reapply each quarter. Applications are due at 5PM on Monday, January 16 https://forms.gle/nVeQSrkf18JXpbpo6 **