Lindero Canyon Middle School 

CJSF Website

Lindero Canyon Middle School provides the opportunity for students to join the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) each semester. This federation recognizes students for their exemplary academic and citizenship achievement during the school year. In order to earn recognition in this program, students must conform to the bylaws within the CJSF Constitution. Please read and review the following qualifications for membership into CJSF or 6th Grade Honor Society.

In order to conform to their bylaws, membership qualifications are as follows: 

Grades earned in 6th grade will qualify students for eligibility in 6th GradeHonor Society.  Grades earned in 7th & 8th grade will qualify students for eligibility in CJSF.  Membership applications and requirements for Honor Society and CJSF are the same. 


The eighth grade Honor Society students have the option to travel to Yosemite National Park in the Fall semester. In 2023, the trip is scheduled to take place from Nov. 5-10. 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 2023-24 school year, the Catalina trip is scheduled for Nov 13-15. The program, run by Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI), allows the students opportunities to snorkel, hike, and attend sessions on marine biology. (Eligibility based on grades from 2nd semester 6th grade.)

The sixth grade Honor Society students will also have the opportunity to attend Astrocamp. In the 2023-24 school year, the Astrocamp trip is scheduled for March 4-6. 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. 

Important Dates for the 2023-24 School Year

Application dates, deadlines, and trip information will be posted here.  Listen for reminders in the morning announcements, Cougar Chronicles, and your grade level Google Classrooms!  

To access open applications, click on the appropriate tab on the top right corner of this website.

Please remember that membership in Honor Society and/or CJSF is not an automatic acceptance due to grades.

 Students MUST apply for membership during the application period.

Late applications will not be accepted. Please be sure to submit your application on time! 

How to Apply for 7th / 8th Grade CJSF or 6th Grade Honor Society

Requirements for 6th Grade Honor Society & 7th / 8th Grade CJSF 

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.)