HONOR SOCIETY AND CJSF APPLICATION INFORMATION
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CJSF ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION - 8TH GRADE ONLY
(The 7th grade CJSF Application will be posted closer to the 7th grade trip)
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:
- A = 3 points*
- B = 1 point*
- C = 0 points
*Honors classes earn 1 additional point per "A" or "B" up to a maximum of two additional points.
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.) Foreign Language, S.T.E.A.M., and Dual Immersion Language Arts are the only electives that qualify
3.) No points are earned for PE, remedial, repeated courses, or electives (other than foreign language or STEAM 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. To find citizenship grades, go into Aeries and look under Grades > Transcripts > Course History > More.
6.) Students must reapply each semester.
7.) Transfer students can apply. See the Registrar in the Counselors' Office for help.
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.
- 7th grade Fall
- 7th grade Spring
- 8th grade Fall
- 8th grade Spring
(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 semester. In 2022, the trip is scheduled to take place from Dec. 11-16. 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. In the 2022-23 school year, the Catalina trip is scheduled for March 22-24. The program, run by Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI), allows the students opportunities to snorkel, hike, and attend sessions on marine biology.
The sixth grade Honor Society students will also have the opportunity to attend Astrocamp. In the 2022-23 school year, the Catalina trip is scheduled for March 6-8. This program is based on Astronomy, Physics, and other related fields. (Eligibility based on grades from 1st semester of 6th grade.)
Further information about the process for applying for these trips will be sent out in the weekly Cougar Chronicles shortly before each trip happens.