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California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

California Scholarship Foundation, or CSF, is a state-wide organization that recognizes students who have displayed high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship. It is expected that such participation in CSF should exemplify the CSF motto of “Scholarship for Service.”

Requirements

CSF membership is determined by a formula that is calculated using a student's classes and respective grades from the previous semester. Students will gain membership in CSF if they apply and have earned 10 CSF points per semester. Points are earned on grades from the previous semester according to the following scale:

A = 3 CSF points

B = 1 CSF point

C = 0 CSF points

D or F in any course, even if not counted for CSF, disqualifies the student from membership. The club is only open to second semester sophomores, juniors and seniors. 

Course List 

Membership

Eligible students become members by submitting applications each semester based on their previous report card grades. Students may further their involvement by becoming an Active Member in CSF. An active member not only fulfills the academic requirements for CSF membership, but they also participate as either a CSF Peer Tutor or a Teacher's Assistant. Active CSF membership requires a minimum of 5 service hours per semester. Board Member status will be considered for students who complete 12+ hours of Peer-Tutor or TA service through an application process each year in August.

How to Become a CSF Tutor or Teacher Assistant

How to Become a CSF Tutor

Every semester, the CSF Moderator sends out the membership application via email. Within the CSF membership application there is a separate Peer-Tutor Application Form. Applicants must fill out BOTH the Membership Application AND Peer Tutor Application, if they are interested in being an Active Member. Peer Tutors must keep a record of their service and submit by the deadline each semester.

Tutor Hours Log

How to Become a CSF Teacher Assistant (TA)

Students can also choose to be an Active Member by signing up to be a teacher's assistant. In addition to the CSF membership application, there is a Teacher Assistant application that must be submitted to the CSF Moderator upon completion. The application requires the teacher's approval in order for the form to be accepted. TA's must keep a record of their service and submit by the deadline each semester. 

TA Hours Log

Lifetime Membership

Life Membership can be achieved by seniors who have been members for four out of the five semesters of high school. Life Members are also known as "Sealbearers" (or Gold Sealbearers) and will receive a CSF lamp pin at graduation and a gold seal on their diploma.

 

SAT & ACT Tutoring Services

Are you interested in prepping for SAT/ACT exams and holding yourself accountable to prepare? Do you want to hear strategies that upperclassmen have used to ace their exams? CSF has launched an SAT/ACT tutoring service to help fellow Lancers prepare for their exams. Group tutoring sessions, presentations with strategies, and one-on-one sessions (dependent upon tutor availability) will help you prepare and stay on track for prepping.

9/28 (Gold 2) Collaboration: Intro Presentation

     - SAT/ACT structure and length

     - Overview of following weeks 

     - Sign up for study groups?

9/29 (Flex day) Virtual: English Presentation 

     - SAT/ACT Reading+Writing structure 

     - Types of questions 

     - Strategies and tips

     - Common mistakes

10/1 (Gold 1) Collaboration: Math Presentation

     - SAT/ACT Math (Calc+No Calc) structure 

     - Types of question

     - Strategies and tips

     - Common mistakes 

10/4 (Brown 2) After school: Practice test A 

     - Administer mini practice test (print or online) 

     - Go over answers 

     - Note: not sure how long this will take so I think after school is the safer option

10/11 (Brown 2) After school: Practice test B 

     - Administer mini practice test (print or online)

     - Go over answers 

     - Final notes for 10/13 test-takers

This is not a professional service, but rather tutoring from Lancers who have taken the SAT or ACT and are interested in sharing and helping you out.

Please fill out this Google Form if you are interested in receiving tutoring in SAT/ACT exams. Juniors will be prioritized, but depending on the availability of tutors and the number of students interested, interested sophomores may be able to receive tutoring as well!

Differences between the SAT and ACT

Announcements & Updates


CSF Applications for membership are now closed. 

The Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, September 22nd. Here is the Presentation for your reference!

Volunteer Opportunities

Need to earn hours to remain an active member? Check out the following ways to serve your community by representing CSF!

 

Peer Tutoring

Interested in receiving support in a class? Needs some additional help with a concept or a study buddy? Many CSF members serve as Peer Tutors and are ready to assist!

Please complete a Request for a Peer Tutor to be matched! Please allow 48 hours from the time of the request for a CSF Board Member to contact you. Any questions? Contact Mrs. Rodriguez, CSF Moderator!

Moderator

Mrs. MaryLynne Rodriguez
marylynnerodriguez@sfhs.com
(650) 968-1213