ONLINE Application -- Spring 2021

Step 1: Review the Requirements for Membership below and compare those requirements to your December report card. If you have lost the report card that was mailed to your home, you can see your grades in the Portal.

Step 2: If you believe you qualify for CJSF, CLICK HERE to complete your application. Applications are due by January 22, 2021 at 3pm. Applications must be turned in during the application period. Because we all applications are online this year, there is no need to provide a copy of your report card.

Step 3: Once your application has been reviewed, you will be invited to the CJSF Google Classroom. Please accept the invitation!

If you have questions about the application process, please keep reading below. If you still have quesitons about CJSF, you can email Ms. Avery or Mrs. Kracker.

Who can join?

In the fall, only eighth grade students can join CJSF. In the spring, both seventh and eighth grade students may join.

How do I become a member?

In order to become a member of CJSF, students must apply at the beginning of each semester. Pay attention to the morning announcements or consult the CJSF calendar for application due dates. Students should bring their final semester report card from the previous semester with their application for an advisor to review. Please note, that because CJSF is a state-wide organization we cannot make exceptions about the academic requirements for CJSF, nor can we accept applications late.

What are the requirements for membership?

Membership is open to students who have earned points totaling twice that of the number of academic classes (English, math, science, history and, if applicable, Spanish, FLAG, or ELD) attempted. PE and electives (except languages) do not count toward point totals.

You must earn a total of 8 points (unless you took FLAG, Spanish or ELD, and, in that case, you must earn 10 points).

  • Each “A” in an academic class is worth THREE points.

  • Each “B” in an academic class is worth ONE point.

  • Students may earn an extra point for “above grade level” courses if they earned an “A” or a “B.” Students may earn no more than 2 extra points per semester.

  • ONLY the following classes earn an extra point: ADV English, ADV History, Math 7/8 Accelerated, Integrated Math 1, Spanish 1-2, Spanish 3-4, and FLAG.

  • A grade of a “D”, “F”, or “U” in any class will disqualify a student from participation.

To become a member, you must complete an application and turn it on or before the deadline. Applications will not be accepted late for any reason. When you turn your application in to your advisor, please bring your most recent semester report card to expedite your application. We will return the report card to you immediately. When you join, we will also be collecting donations to help pay for the costs of running the club. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.