CJSF/Honor

Society

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL TRIPS FOR 2020-2021 WILL NOT OCCUR.

The fall membership drive has ended. The Spring membership drive will be

February 2–5, 2021. All applications due 2/5/21 by 4:00pm.



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:

    • A = 3 points*

    • B = 1 point *

    • C = 0 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. 7th & 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, or repeated courses, 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"s or "U"s in any class.

  6. *Honors courses may earn 1 extra point per "A" or "B" not to exceed a total of 2 points extra!

  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.

  • 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

This program is run by Ashley Steele. The eighth grade honor society students have the option to travel to Yosemite National Park in October. Nature Bridge runs the programs and the students also participate in a service component during their stay. In November the seventh grade Honor Society students have the opportunity to participate in a 2 night 3 day trip to Catalina Island. 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 March. This program is based on Astronomy, Physics and other related fields.


Any questions about either CJSF/Honor Society or the trips please contact:

Ashley Steele asteele@lvusd.org (CJSF/Honor Society)

Ignacio Espinoza iespinoza@lvusd.org (8th grade Yosemite trip)

(7th grade Catalina trip)

(6th grade Astrocamp)


ALL TRIPS CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

TRIP DATES FOR 2020-2021

8TH GRADE NATURE BRIDGE YOSEMITE October 4-9, 2020 (Canceled)

7TH GRADE CATALINA ISLAND November 9-11, 2020 (Canceled)

6TH GRADE ASTROCAMP March 17-19, 2021 (Canceled)

A.C. Stelle Middle School

HONOR SOCIETY & CJSF SIGNIFICANT DATES FOR 2020-2021

Student participation in any Honor Society or CJSF trip is based upon their membership in Honor Society or CJSF. Students MUST apply for membership each semester during the pre-determined application time period. Each parent meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room at A. C. Stelle Middle School.

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!

Fall Membership Drive: August 25 – August 28, 2020 All applications due 8/28/20 by 4:00 pm

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

CANCELED: Catalina and Yosemite Trip Applications: August 25 – August 28, 2020 All applications due 8/28/20 by 4:00 pm

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

(students who do not qualify for Honor Society or CJSF will have their Catalina or Yosemite trip checks & applications returned)


CANCELED: Yosemite Trip (8th CJSF Members): tentatively 10/4/2020 - 10/9/2020, Cost $800.00

Parent Meeting: TBD (7:00 PM @ ACS Multipurpose Room)

Student Meeting: TBD (medical & roommate forms)

Student Meeting: TBD (supply list and information)


CANCELED: Catalina Trip (7th Honor Society): tentatively 11/9/2020 - 11/11/2020, Cost $395

Parent Meeting: TBD (7:00 PM @ ACS Multipurpose Room)

Student Meetings: TBD (roommate & medical forms)

Student Meeting: TBD (supply list)


Spring Membership Drive: February 2–5, 2021 All applications due 2/5/21 by 4:00pm

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

CANCELED: Astrocamp Applications: February 2–5, 2021 All applications due 2/5/21 by 4:00pm

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

(students who do not qualify for Honor Society will have their Astrocamp trip checks & applications returned)


CANCELED: Astrocamp Trip (6th Honor Society) tentatively 3/17/2021 - 3/19/2021, Cost $375

Parent Meeting: TBD (7:00 PM @ ACS Multipurpose Room)

Student Meeting: TBD (Astrocamp Registration & medical Form)

Student Meeting: TBD (Roommate selection forms)

Student Meeting: TBD (Supply list)