In order to become a member, the student must submit an application at the beginning of each semester reflecting the previous semesters grades. To secure eligibility for California Scholastic Federation membership, a student must earn sufficient points from the pre-approved course list made available on the EDHS CSF application.
Life Membership (Sealbearer) is achieved by qualifying in at least 4 semesters. One semester must be obtained during the senior year. The three others may be obtained with the junior year and/or sophomore year's grades. Students who meet this qualification will earn the CSF Gold Seal on their diploma and wear gold cords during the graduation ceremony. These students are also eligible to be nominated by the chapter adviser for the Seymour Memorial Awards
Frequently Asked Questions
Applications and deadlines:
Membership is neither automatic nor compulsory. Applications must be processed during the first four weeks of the semester. 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
Taking a College Course or Summer School:
Summer school shall not be used for semester membership. This also applies to college courses taken during the summer.
Active and Inactive Members:
An active member not only fulfills the academic requirements for CSF membership, but also participates in chapter activities at a level predetermined by the chapter adviser and officers; it is expected that such participation should exemplify the CSF motto of "Scholarship for Service". Inactive members are still entitled to consideration for the required awards (Article VI, Section 1), but may be excluded from other optional awards and chapter privileges (e.g., field trips, banquets, chapter scholarships, etc.)
CSF student who get into trouble:
The adviser and the principal together have the right to debar from semester membership (or deny an otherwise qualified applicant) if that student is deemed "an unworthy citizen" (Article IV, Section 17).
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