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About CJSF

What is it?

CJSF or California Junior Scholarship Federation, is a statewide organization founded for the purpose of fostering high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship in the middle school grades. CJSF emphasizes service to the school and the community while creating pride in scholastic achievement. Its motto is Scholarship for Service. Students qualify each semester based on grades but can lose active membership status for poor citizenship or grades in which inactive membership does not count towards graduating with honors.

When does CJSF meet?

For the 2020-2021 distance learning school year we will not hold meetings. We will stay connected via Google Classroom.

Who is eligible for membership?

For the 2020-2021 distance learning school year CJSF will only be accepting 8th graders who were members last year as 7th graders. 

How do I qualify?

Grades are given a point value. An A is 3 points, a B is 1 point, and a C is 0 points. A D or an F in any subject disqualifies a student from membership. Only Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Year-long Spanish Elective (if the student is taking it) are used to determine eligibility.

Second semester seventh graders and eighth grade students total their points for these classes at the end of the second quarter or fourth quarter (enrollment is open two times a year). The total points are then divided by the number of classes that count toward membership. Students in Spanish would divide by 5, and students without Spanish would divide by 4. If the answer to this equation is 2.0 or greater, the student qualifies.
Update: For the 2020-2021 distance learning school year, 8th grade students will need to have received ALL "Pass/Credit" notations and no "Non-Pass/No Credit" notations on their report card for 3rd & 4th quarter in 7th grade (2019-2020 school year).

What is the membership dues?

For the 2020-2021 distance learning school year, we will not be collecting dues.

What is required for school /community service?

For the 2020-2021 distance learning school year, we will not be participating in community service outreach through CJSF.

What can you gain from membership in CJSF?

Students who qualify based on their academics and are active members for their last 3 semesters at Union will graduate with Honors and they will be accepted as an Associate Member in CSF (the high school version of CJSF program)


When do I apply?

For the 2020-2021 distance learning school year, we will pushing out a digital application a couple weeks after the new year has started for 8th graders only.

First Semester CJSF Applications Due :  TBA (8th graders ONLY)

Second Semester CJSF Applications Due: TBA (8th graders ONLY)