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Harrington, Candice
Mathematics Teacher/Newspaper/ CSF Adviser/Comedy Sportz

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Contact the CSF Executive Board

E mail our CSF Presidents and Vice President at if you have questions or suggestions!


CSF Chapman College Trip

Print out a permission slip to attend CSF's Chapman College Trip. We will leave at 9am on Wednesday, November 4th. ALL students are welcome to attend - you don't have to be in CSF (*some restrictions apply - see below). Come see the beautiful Chapman campus and see if it's the right choice for you!

*Students on a behavioral contract will not be allowed to attend. Students with a D and/or F on their School Loop gradebook will not be allowed to attend. Students must have permission from st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th period teachers AND parent permission. Students without proper application forms will not be allowed to attend.

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Fall Membership

Fall applications have been collected and are now being processed. If you applied, please expect an e mail within the next few weeks. If you missed the deadline to apply for the Fall semester, keep in mind that Spring semester applications will be accepted during the first month of the Spring semester. 

Students that did not (and would like to) turn in an application donation, please feel free to drop off a check (made payable to CVHS CSF) or cash to Mrs. Harrington's room, F-2.


Welcome to CSF

Founded in 1921, the California Scholarship Federation is the oldest scholastic, scholarship institution in the state of California. CSF emphasizes high standards of scholarship, and community service for California high school students. CSF encourages service to the school and the community while fostering pride in academic achievement.

CSF Membership is based on scholarship and is gained after qualifying grades are earned each semester. In order to become a member, the student must submit an application each semester the student is eligible. A point system specified in the CSF State By-Laws establishes the membership requirements. To secure eligibility for CSF membership, a student must earn sufficient points from pre-approved course lists. The majority of the required membership points must come from University of California accepted course work.

Life Membership (Sealbearer) is achieved by qualifying four or more semesters in the last three years of high school, and earns the CSF Gold Seal on diplomas and transcripts. One of the semesters must be from grades earned during the senior year.

From the State CSF Website


Membership is neither automatic nor compulsory. The By-Laws (Article IV, Section 2) and every chapter's mandatory Standing Rules (Article III, Section 3) require that the eligible student actually apply for membership, and retroactive membership (after the deadline) is prohibited. However, certain extreme circumstances may justify an exception to this rule; these may include: A lengthy absence from school during the application period; an incomplete grade completed (or a previously recorded grade changed) after the deadline, which qualifies a previously ineligible student. Excuses such as forgetting or not bothering to apply, inability to find one's report card in a timely fashion, failing to heed school announcements about the application period, absence on the last day of the application period, and other mundane excuses are not acceptable.

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