HONOR SOCIETY AND CJSF APPLICATION INFORMATION
Lindero Canyon Middle School is a member of the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF). CJSF is a state organization that is the middle school version of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF). A CJSF chapter has been established on the Lindero campus to foster high standards of scholarship and citizenship. In order to conform to their bylaws membership qualifications are as follows:
Grades earned in 6th grade will qualify students for eligibility in "6th Grade Honor Society". Grades earned in 7th and 8th grade will qualify students for eligibility in "CJSF". Membership qualifications and requirements for Honor Society and CJSF are the same.
REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERSHIP IN 6TH GRADE HONOR SOCIETY AND 7th and 8th GRADE CJSF
It is a MANDATORY requirement for students to apply each semester for membership during the application acceptance period.
Honor Society points are granted as follows:
1.) Students must earn a total of 8 points from the following subjects in the previous semester: Language Arts, Social Science, Mathematics, and Science.
2.) 7th and 8th Grade Students enrolled in a Foreign Language must earn a total of 10 points for membership.
3.) No points are earned for PE, remedial, repeated courses, or electives (other than foreign language taken in 7th or 8th grade).
4.) A grade of "D" or "F" in any class bars a student from membership.
5.) Behavior and citizenship grades must be maintained as satisfactory or better in all classes. Students must maintain a minimum of 97 behavior points as well as have no "N" or "U" in any class.
6.)*Honors classes earn 1 additional point per "A" or "B" up to a maximum of two additional points.
7.) Students must reapply each semester.
Students qualifying for and becoming members of CJSF based on their end-of-semester grades from at least three of the following four semesters** will be eligible to culminate with honors from 8th grade.
(MUST BE A MEMBER 3 out of 4 semesters to culminate with honors.)
**Please note that any grades earned in the sixth grade do not count towards culminating with honors.
HONOR SOCIETY AND CJSF
The eighth grade honor society students have the option to travel to Yosemite National Park in the Fall. The Yosemite Institute runs the programs and the students also participate in a service component during their stay. (Eligibility based on grades from 2nd semester of 7th grade.)
The seventh grade Honor Society students have the opportunity to participate in a two-night, three-day trip to Catalina Island also in the Fall. The program, run by Catalina Island marine Institute (CIMI) allows the students opportunities to snorkel, hike, and attend sessions on marine biology. (Eligibility based on grades from 2nd semester of 6th grade.)
The sixth grade Honor Society students will also have the opportunity to attend Astrocamp in March. This program is based on Astronomy, Physics, and other related fields. (Eligibility based on grades from 1st semester of 6th grade.)