The following programs are available at St. Dominic School.
The California Junior Scholarship Federation, an affiliate of the California Scholarship Federation (high school level), is a statewide organization which is also affiliated with the Association of California School Administrators. The CJSF was founded in 1967 for the purpose of fostering high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship in the junior high school grades. The required standards are set by the state.
Students in seventh and eighth grade must apply for membership within the first two weeks of each trimester; membership is renewed only through application. Point values are assigned to grades earned in English, Reading/Literature, Spanish, Mathematics, Religion, Science, and Social Studies. Conduct, homework, and effort grades each trimester must be no lower than a B-.
Students may earn CJSF honors if they have been on CJSF for two (2) trimesters in seventh grade and two (2) trimesters in eighth grade. Honor award students shall be eligible for associate membership in the CSF upon entering the high school of their choice. Members may earn a membership pin and official gold seal at their Junior High graduation.
One of the primary objectives of Catholic education is the development of Christian leadership. Responsibilities of citizenship are an important part of the students’ education. Through their participation on the Student Council, students learn responsibility, develop school spirit, and are given opportunities for the development of leadership skills. The student government program also provides services to the school, church, and community. Student Council is comprised of elected members in Grades 6-8 with representatives in Grades 3-5. Meetings are held weekly and class representatives are invited periodically.