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9/15/16

8th Grade Students who have good grades and conduct can apply for the Stanford chapter of California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF), a state-wide scholarship and service organization.  Students must re-apply each semester.

 

The purpose of the CJSF is to foster high standards of scholarship and citizenship on the part of students.  Students who attain membership for at least three of the four semesters of their 7th and 8th grade years (6th graders are not eligible for CJSF) are considered Honor Members.

 

In order to qualify for membership, students cannot have D, F, N, or U grades.  They receive points for the grades in their core classes (Language arts, Science, Math, and History), as well as academic electives (music, computers, FACS, art, LB Scholars, etc.):  three points for an A, one point for a B, and no points for a C.  No points for advisory, PE, or non-academic electives (like teacher's aide).  Students must have a total of at least twice as many points as academic classes (usually 5 classes/10 points) in order to become members.  See application for more information.

 

Seventh grade students can apply in February, after they receive their first semester of 7th grade grades. 

 

Completed, signed applications and a copy of last June's report card are due to Mrs. Heyer (room 206) by Thursday, September 29th.  Late applications are not accepted.

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Applications available for 8th graders

Stanford CJSF is accepting applications from 8th graders who had good academic and conduct grades on their Spring 2016 report card.  Please submit an application form (see the locker) with a copy of June's report card to Mrs. Heyer in room 206 by the deadline, Thursday, September 29th.

History of CJSF

California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) is a state-wide scholarship organization for outstanding middle and junior high school students. CJSF is part of a long tradition that began as the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) for high school students. Mr. Charles F. Seymour proposed the idea at a convention of high school principals in Oakland in 1916, after establishing a scholarship society on his own campus at National City High School in San Diego county. He modeled his society after one that was already established at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Mr. Seymour worked for the next five years to win support for his idea. Finally, in 1921, the principals' convention adopted the idea. Currently, there are over 1000 chapters of the CSF.

The purpose of the CSF is to foster high standards of scholarship and citizenship on the part of students. In 1967, these ideals were extended to middle and junior high school students through the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF). There are currently over 800 chapters of CJSF. Here at Stanford, members of our chapter of CJSF can keep with tradition by accepting the opportunity to offer at least 5 hours of service to the school or community each semester.  Students who attain membership for at least three of the four semesters of their 7th and 8th grade years (6th graders are not eligible for CJSF) are considered Honor Members. Honor membership affords the student special privileges when entering CSF in high school. In addition, these students receive an Honor Member certificate, as well as an honor cord and recognition at the promotion ceremony.