CJSF

California Junior Scholarship Foundation
Day Creek Charter 1178
Established August 2011


Application - CJSF FALL 2019.20.pdf

Mandatory Meeting: October 22nd  2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Community Service Hours due October 22nd
Community Service Project: Collecting Socks for the San Bernardino City Missions


The California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) recognizes and encourages high standards of scholarship, service and citizenship. Membership eligibility is restricted to 8th grade students and based on academic points, satisfactory citizenship, and community service hours. Membership in CJSF is for one trimester and all members must re-apply each trimester, if eligible.

CJSF participation includes two meetings during the trimester and one CJSF event (college campus orientation or guest speaker). Students must attend 2 out of 3 CJSF events (one excused absence) in order to fulfill participation requirements. If a student is absent from the meeting, they must complete the "Missed Meeting" activity (see information below) and submit it within one week of missed meeting in order to maintain membership.

CJSF Honor Members are students who have maintained academic eligibility and fulfilled all membership requirements (citizenship, meeting attendance and community service) for three consecutive trimesters. Honor members will receive a CJSF Gold Seal on their promotion certificate and cumulative record.

Missed Meeting #1: Explore one online resource for careers and/or occupations and write an informative paragraph on the resource. Attach print-out of home page with URL and be prepared to share your information with the CJSF Club at next meeting, if asked.

Missed Meeting #2: Explore the online resources for one college or university and write an informative paragraph on the resource. Attach print-out of home page with URL and be prepared to share your information with the CJSF Club at next meeting, if asked.

Academic Eligibility
Students must earn 8 academic points on prior trimester report card to be eligible for membership. Points are awarded for core classes only (Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science) with an A=3 pts, B=1 pt, and no points for C grades or below.

For example: An 8th grade student's first trimester eligibility is based on 7th grade third trimester grades.
Student earned A in Language Arts, A in Math, B in Social Studies, and B in Science:
Lang Arts Grade A = 3 points
Math Grade A = 3 points
Soc Stud Grade B = 1 points
Science Grade B = 1 points
Total = 8 points and student is eligible for CJSF

Satisfactory Citizenship
Students in CJSF must maintain citizenship at an "S" or better in all classes. If a CJSF student is suspended for any reason, membership for that trimester will be revoked.

Community Service
CJSF members must complete 5 hours of community service for each membership term (trimester). Of those five (5) hours, three (3) hours must be served at Day Creek Intermediate and two (2) may be served at Day Creek or other community location.

Students who volunteeer more than five hours each trimester should record total number of hours served on community service logs. If a student does not complete the the required number of hours of community service by the end of the trimester, membership in CJSF is consider NOT fulfilled. Additional community service forms are available below to download (see CJSF Forms).

CJSF Guest Speaker PowerPoint

Dr. Oceguera - Prepare for College While in High School