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Hello Matadors! If you would like to join or continue to be a part of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF), please pick up an application from the Business & Activities Office and pay the CSF fee at the student bank.

 

Each graduating class has a window for submitting applications:

 

Class of 2022: (1/31 - 2/11) 12th Grade

Class of 2023: (2/14 - 2/25) 11th Grade

Class of 2024: (2/28 - 3/11) 10th Grade

Class of 2025: (3/14 - 3/25) 9th Grade (Associate Members)

 

Students may not submit their application before or after their corresponding window

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Read below to learn more about CSF and get more information on how to apply.

 

The California Scholarship Federation, Inc. (CSF)  is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to recognize and encourage academic achievement among high school students in California. The benefits of becoming a CSF life member are recognition during the graduation ceremony and an indication of CSF life membership status on permanent academic records and transcripts, which may help students stand out among other college applicants. In short, CSF recognizes students for their outstanding academic performance.

 
  • To apply for CSF membership please pick up an application from the Business & Activities Office, complete the application and attach last semester’s report card or official transcript ONLY, and pay the CSF fee at the student bank.
  • To qualify for CSF membership this semester, follow these guidelines and use the course list provided below: 
  1. You must earn a minimum of 10 points from last semester’s grades
  1. The first 4 points must be from LIST I.
  2. The first 7 points (including the first 4 points described in point “a”) must be from LIST I and LIST II. 
  3. The remaining points may come from any list (LIST I, II or III). 
  1.   You may use no more than 5 courses to qualify. 
  2. No CSF points are given for physical education, courses taken in lieu of physical   

education, subjects repeated to improve grade, courses involving clerking and 

office/teaching assisting, and courses taken on a pass/fail basis. 

  1. Points are granted as follows: 

A=3 CSF points

B=1 CSF point

C=0 CSF points

  • D, F, or U in any course, even in one cannot be used to qualify, and disqualifies you for this semester. 
  • One additional point shall be granted for a grade of A or B in an A.P., IB, or Honors courses, up to a maximum of two such points per semester. 
  • Also, remember: 
  1. You must reapply each semester for CSF membership.
  2. Semester membership is based on work done in the previous regular semester. (Summer school may not be used). 
 

The following is information on how to become a CSF Life Member. A CSF member with  4 semesters of CSF membership, during students’ last 6 semesters of high school (10th, 11th, 12th academic grades) with at least one semester using senior grades, will qualify  to be CSF Life Member, and therefore will be eligible for a graduation stole and cord senior year. Academic grades earned in the 9th grade qualify a student to be an associate member for the semester. Grades earned in the 9th grade DO NOT count toward Life Member eligibility. 

   

For more information and/or questions about CSF visit Ms. Rodríguez (CSF Advisor) Room: P209 or email at rodriguez_melissa@teachers.ausd.us. PLEASE include your 1) graduation year and 2) student I.D. in your email to find your CSF information on record. 

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The following is the COURSE LIST to qualify for CSF membership: 

 

List I

ENGLISH

  • English ½ Honors
  • English ½
  • English ¾ honors
  • English ¾
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • Contemporary Themes in Literature ⅚ 
  • American Literature ⅚ 
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • World Literature ⅞ 
  • Expository Reading-Writing

 

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  • AP Chinese 
  • Mandarin ½
  • Mandarin ¾
  • Mandarin ⅚ 
  • Spanish ½
  • Spanish ¾
  • Spanish ⅚ 
  • Spanish ½ Honors
  • Spanish ¾ Honors
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature
 

MATHEMATICS

  • Integrated Math I, II, III
  • Accelerated Math Honors I, II, III
  • Elementary Calculus ½ 
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics ½
  • Trigonometry/Pre-calculus ½ 
  • Statistics and Probability ½ 

 

SCIENCE

  • Biology ½ Honors
  • Biology ½
  • AP Biology
  • Chemistry ½ Honors
  • Chemistry ½
  • AP Chemistry
  • Physics ½
  • AP Physics I\Physiology ½
  • AP Environmental Science
 

SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • World History ½
  • AP World History
  • US History
  • AP US History
  • American Government / Civics
  • AP American Government / Civics
  • Economics
 

List II

ENGLISH

  • English INT I ½ (First Hour)
  • English INT II (First Hour) 
  • Journalism ½
  • Journalism 3-8
  • Academic Decathlon



MATHEMATICS

  • Math Computer Programming ½
 

SCIENCE

  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • Environmental Science ½
 

SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • AP Psychology
 

List III

ENGLISH

  • Advanced Journalism
  • English INT I ½ (Second Hour)
  • English INT II (Second Hour) 
  • ELA ½ XS 
  • ELA ¾ XS
  • ELA ⅚ XS
  • ELA ⅞ XS
  • Yearbook
  • Drama SDAIE ½
  • SEI ½ HR 1
  • SEI ½ HR 2
  • SEI ¾ HR 1
  • SEI ¾ HR 2
  • SEI ⅚  
 

SCIENCE

  • Biology ½ XS
  • Environmental Science ½ XS
 

SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • World History ½ XS
  • US  History XS
  • Peer Counseling ½
  • Peer Counseling ¾
  • Peer Assistant
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership
  • Get Focused Stay Focused (GFSF) 
  • Explore Wheel
 

HOME ECONOMICS

  • Foods ½
  • Culinary Arts ½
 

VISUAL/PERFORMING ARTS

  • Drawing / Painting ½
  • Drawing / Painting ¾
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP 3D Art
  • Ceramics ½
  • Ceramics 3-6
  • Drama ½
  • Drama 3-8
  • Production in Film
  • Tech Theater II 
  • Advanced Band
  • Concert Band
  • Advanced Choir
  • Concert Choir
  • Guitar
  • Instruments ½
  • Piano
 

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

  • Auto Tech ½
  • Auto Tech ¾
  • Wood Tech ½
  • Wood Tech 3-6
  • Robotics ½
  • Video Game Design ½
  • Video Game Design ¾ 
  • Public and Communication Health ⅚
  • Medical Terminology ½
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Web Design ½
  • Web Design ¾ 
  • Digital Communication ½
  • Digital Communication ¾ 
  • Personal Finance   
  • Business Management
 

OTHER

  • PODER 9-12 (Formerly AVID)