CALIFORNIA JUNIOR SCHOLASTIC FEDERATION (CJSF)
Advisor: Cecilia Esparza, CounselorWHAT IS CJSF?California Junior Scholastic Federation (CJSF) is a statewide organization of over 600 chapters with a mission to foster high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship in the students of California's public, private, or charter high schools and middle schools.WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?CJSF is open to 7th and 8th grade students who meet the academic and citizenship requirements. 8th graders may apply during the Fall or Spring Semesters. Seventh graders are only eligible to apply during the Spring semester of 7th grade based on 7th grade FALL semester 20 week/final grades.WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CJSF MEMBERSHIP?CJSF prepares the student to continue with their CSF membership in high school. Membership offers the opportunities to participate in activities which benefit the school, the community, and the student. It is a great way to start building your future college application by being a member of a statewide program. 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 8:00 a.m. of the fifteenth school day of the semester. Incomplete applications and applications turned in after 8:00 a.m. 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 Semester 20-week final report card $5 2 8th Grade Fall 7th Grade Spring Semester 20-week final report card $5 3 8th Grade Spring 8th Grade Fall Semester 20-week report card $5 4 8th Grade Spring 8th Grade Spring Semester 15-week progress report $5DO YOU ACCEPT LATE APPLICATIONS?
Unfortunately, no. In the bylaws established by the state organization of CJSF, it specifically states that late applications may not be accepted. Chapters that do so can lose their membership. Submitting applications on time is part of being in CJSF. Please plan ahead, stay informed, pay attention to the school morning announcements and schoology messages. 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 applicatio ns.If a student transfers from another school that uses a non-traditional grading system, students should fill out the NON-TRADITIONAL GRADING membership form.