CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION (CSF) MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) is a prestigious organization, exclusive to the state of California, whose purpose is to foster high standards of scholarship, service and citizenship. Scholarship and citizenship are the basic requirements to be eligible for the CSF Federation. Students must have a 3.0 Academic GPA and nothing less than a satisfactory citizenship mark on their report card. Points are issued for particular courses and grades and become the determining factor for qualification. Service is reflected through projects conducted by each chapter. CSF students must remain ready to be called upon to provide any needed service for our school and community.
One of the main functions of CSF is to recognize academic accomplishments in tangible ways. Beginning the second semester of 10th grade, a student with an academic 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for membership based on the previous semester’s grades. Membership is for the duration of one semester and members must reapply each semester, and also pay their semester dues. All members must complete community service hours each semester (in addition to the MMHS community service graduation requirement) in addition to maintaining their grades to remain eligible as an active member. Members who are active members for four of the six semesters are considered “life members” and students who are eligible all 6 semesters are considered 100% members. Attendance at CSF meetings is mandatory in order to remain eligible as an active member. All CSF members receive honor cords to wear at graduation. Life members receive a CSF certificate of Life Membership and 100% members receive a CSF certificate of 100% Membership with an embossed gold seal on their diplomas.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS) MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their outstanding academic accomplishments, but also challenges them to further develop through active involvement in school activities and community service. In order to be invited for membership, students must have a minimum 3.85 academic GPA. Each candidate packet is reviewed by the NHS Faculty Council and selection is based on a point system/rubric for the application and interview. Acceptance into the society is announced once the Council has completed interviews and made its decision. Candidates will then be inducted into the Society in a formal ceremony.
Continued membership requires the NHS student to maintain a 3.85 academic GPA, enrollment in rigorous course work, provide 5 hours of tutoring per semester, remain active in a school sponsored community project, pay semester dues and attend all NHS meetings. Should any of these areas be neglected, membership will be subject for review by the NHS Faculty Council and a student may be placed on probation or dismissed from NHS.