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CJSF Advisor
Contact Melanie Philipose  Melanie Philipose ex: (925) 479-7427 Counselor - “Students with last names M-Z”

Spring 2020 Applications


California Junior Scholastic Federation 

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

What is CJSF?

CJSF is a statewide organization founded for the purpose of fostering high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship in the middle grades. CJSF emphasizes service to the school and the community while creating pride in scholastic achievement.

Who is eligible for membership?

Seventh and eighth grade students who qualify with the appropriate grades are eligible. Seventh graders will be eligible starting 2nd semester.

When does CJSF meet?

CJSF will meet during Tutorials, 2 to 3 times per semester.

What are the academic requirements for CJSF?

The requirements to join CJSF are simple. Because it is a scholarship organization, 7th and 8th grade students earn points based on their grades. An "A"=3pts; "B"=1 pt; and "C"=0 pts. Students must earn 8 points per semester. Qualifying courses are Math, Science, English, and History. Students who have a D/F in any subject will not qualify for membership for that semester.

Why a membership fee?

There is a $5.00 membership dues per semester for California State affiliation. Make checks out to WRMS.

What is required for school/community service?

Students are required to complete 10 hours of volunteer service per semester. These hours need to be broken down as a minimum of 5 hours at school and 5 hours in the community. Tutoring, coaching, volunteer work with other community groups can all be counted. Any service that is not compensated and helps others qualifies. The goal is for members to balance their high academic achievement with public or school service.

What are the benefits of CJSF membership?

Students who qualify for 3 or more semesters will promote 'With Honors". They will be accepted as an Associate Member in CSF (the high school California Scholarship Federation).

Membership brings with it the opportunity to participate in activities which benefit the school, the community, and the student. Activities will include fund raisers (t-shirt and sweatshirt sales) and service projects (tutoring, Kids Against Hunger)

When do students apply?

Eighth grade students can apply during 1st quarter.  7th graders can apply during 3rd quarter.  A copy of the previous semester report grades MUST be attached to the application. These are available on the parent portal.

How do students apply?

Students complete an application and submit it to Mrs. Philipose, CJSF Advisor, in the Counseling Office.

CJSF advisor analyzes the semester report card of the applicants. Membership is based on grades earned during the preceding semester.