California Junior Scholarship Federation

    • California Junior Scholarship Federation, (CJSF) is a statewide organization with over 600 chapters. The purpose is to foster high standards of scholarship and citizenship on the part of California’s Middle School students.

    • Las Colinas 7th and 8th grade students apply for membership in CJSF each quarter. Membership is based on grades earned in the students’ four core classes (Math, English, History, and Science) during the previous quarter. A grade of D or F earned in any subject (including P.E. and/or Elective) automatically debars a student from membership. Students reapply every quarter to be an active member. See the CJSF application for more information.
    • Students must also perform ten service hours each year. Five of the service hours can be helping friends or family, and five service hours must be helping within the community. A student can perform a maximum of five service hours helping a friend or family, or they can perform all their service hours helping in the community. See the CJSF application for more information.

    • Students who are members of CJSF for seven of the eight quarters in 7th and 8th grades earn Honors status at the end of their eighth grade year. This entitles a student to preferential seating at the Promotion Ceremony in June, receipt of the official Honor Membership pin, a CJSF certificate and a lunch. 


               Important CJSF Application Dates:


    Pick up Quarterly Application

    Turn in Quarterly Application

    First Quarter

    November 4, 2023

    November 9, 2023

    Second Quarter

    February 3, 2024

    February 9, 2024

    Third Quarter

    April 20, 2024

    May 3, 2023

              Seventh Grade Students will go to Room C1 and Eighth will go to Room D5.


    Service Hours Forms

    Pick up at first meeting

    DUE: May 3, 2024

             For additional information please contact Mr. Ron Spiker, LCMS's CJSF 8th grade Advisor at 

    or Mrs. Robin Belvedere, LCMS’s CJSF 7th grade Advisor at



             Important Meeting Dates for Seventh Grade in Room C1 - April 24, 2024 at Lunch


            Important Meeting Dates for Eighth Grade in Room D5 - April 24, 2024 at Lunch