CALIFORNIA JUNIOR SCHOLASTIC FEDERATION (CJSF)
Advisor: Cecilia Esparza, CounselorWHAT IS CJSF?The purpose of the California Junior Scholastic Federation (CJSF), a statewide organization of over 600 chapters, is to foster high standards of scholarship, service and citizenship on the part of students of California's public school, private and charter junior high and middle schools.WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?CJSF is open to 7th and 8th grade students who meet the academic, citizenship and community service requirements. Seventh graders are only eligible during the Spring semester but seventh grade Spring membership is based on 7th grade FALL semester 20 week/final grades.WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CJSF MEMBERSHIP?CJSF prepares the student for CSF membership in high school. Membership offers the opportunities to participate in activities which benefit the school, the community and the student. Check out more membership benefits here.WHEN DO I APPLY?Students must apply each semester within the first fifteen school days of the semester. Applications must be complete and turned in to the Revere Counseling Office by 8:00am of the fifteenth school day of the semester. Incomplete applications and applications turned in after 8:00am of the fifteenth school day of the semester will not be accepted. No exceptions.There are four (4) semesters in which students may apply for membership. See table below:
SEMESTER Apply in semester... Based on... Cost 1 7th Grade Spring 7th Grade Fall 20-week $5 2 8th Grade Fall 7th Grade Spring 20-week $5 3 8th Grade Spring 8th Grade Fall 20-week $5 4 8th Grade Spring 8th Grade Spring 15-week progress report $5NOTE: Since this is the first year we are starting CJSF at Revere, 8th grade students who to wish receive membership in Semester 1 which has technically passed, retroactive membership is available and applications are downloadable from the CJSF "FORMS" link.DO YOU ACCEPT LATE APPLICATIONS?
Unfortunately, no. In the laws of the state organization of CJSF it specifically states that late applications may not be accepted. Chapters that do so can lose their membership. Turning applications in on time is part of being in CJSF. Please plan ahead, stay informed, pay attention to the school broadcasts and don't forget!WHAT IF A STUDENT TRANSFERS FROM ANOTHER MIDDLE SCHOOL TO REVERE IN 7TH OR 8TH GRADE?A student who transfers to Revere from a school without a CJSF chapter and whose grades from the former school meet the requirements of Revere's CJSF chapter, will be eligible to apply for membership in which he/she would have been qualified. Students will have fifteen school days from the students first day of school at Revere to apply for membership. If applying for more than one semester of membership, students must fill out separate applications.If a student transfers from another school that uses a non-traditional grading system, students should fill out the NON-TRADITIONAL GRADING membership form.