CJSF / Honor Society

About CJSF / Honor Society

Application Periods for 2023-2024

Student membership in Honor Society or CJSF is based on their academic performance in middle school.  Students MUST apply for membership each semester during the pre-determined application time period (however 6th graders won't apply until their first semester has been completed). The criteria for qualifying for are listed in the white section below. 

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR MEMBERSHIPS OR TRIPS!!

Fall Online Membership Drive (7th and 8th): August 25 – September 1, 2023. All applications due 9/1/23 by 4:00 pm. Membership is required for both the upcoming Catalina and Yosemite trips. 

Spring Online Membership Drive (all grades): February 2-9, 2024. All applications due 2/9/2024 by 4:00 pm. Membership is required for the upcoming Astrocamp trip.


CJSF/Honor Society Application Information:

AC Stelle is a member of the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF). In order to conform with 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.

Requirements for 6th Grade Honor Society and 7/8 Grade CJSF Membership.

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:

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.


This Honor Society/CJSF program is coordinated by Lauren Freedman. Email Ms. Freedman at lfreedman@lvusd.org if you have questions about qualifications.


About CJSF / Honor Society Trips

CJSF/Honor Society Trips

The CJSF/Honor Society is coordinated by Lauren Freedman (lfreedman@lvusd.org). As a reward for their exemplary academic and citizenship achievements, students who qualify for 6th Grade Honor Society and 7th & 8th Grade CJSF are invited to attend one of our overnight educational field trips:

8th Grade:

In the fall, 8th graders who apply for and meet the qualifications for CJSF will have the opportunity to visit Nature Bridge in Yosemite National Park for six days of classes and hiking while learning about the geology, natural history, ecology, and conservation of the area. All Yosemite trip applicants must be in excellent physical health as they will be learning in the field and hiking 4-14 miles each day. 

7th Grade:

In the fall, 7th graders who apply for and are accepted into CJSF will have the opportunity to go to Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) for three days of marine biology and other science-related education. 

6th Grade:

In the spring, 6th graders who apply for and are accepted into Honor Society will have the opportunity to attend Astrocamp in Idyllwild for three days of learning about astronomy, physics, and other related subjects.


Each of our Honor Society trips is voluntary and completely funded by parent contributions. Please look over the costs, trip descriptions, and specific parent and student meeting dates listed. If you think your child may wish to attend an overnight trip, please plan ahead by saving funds for these enriching experiences. 

***On occasion more students apply for the trips than we have spots available. We make every effort to work with each camp to add spots to our reservations. If we are unable to secure more spots, a lottery for students who adhered to deadline dates will be held for availability. A waitlist will be formed in the event more spots become available. 

If a student who is accepted and pays for the trip develops an illness after a pre-published date and cannot attend the trip, a refund will be issued, minus the non-refundable deposits for transportation and camp fees.


Trip Application Information

Student participation in any Honor Society or CJSF trip is based upon their membership in Honor Society or CJSF.  Students MUST apply for AND qualify for membership each semester during the pre-determined application time period (however 6th graders won't apply until their first semester has been completed). For trips, there are parent (informational) and student (registration and medical, roommate selection, supply list)  meetings that must be attended. Go to the trip page for dates and fee information.

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR MEMBERSHIPS OR TRIPS!!

Paper Applications will be available and returned to the Counseling Office

(There may be online forms to fill out as well)

FEES MUST BE PAID THROUGH THE ACS WEBSTORE

(Students who do not qualify for Honor Society or CJSF will have their trip payments & applications returned.)