CSF Standardized Course Lists

Course Lists must be submitted by each CSF chapter no later than October 1st each year, and updated annually. Chapters that have not submitted course lists and had them approved are at risk of being revoked.

Check the status of the submission of your Course Lists for 2021-2022.

For questions regarding course list submission please contact the CSF Registrars at csf-registrar@csf-cjsf.org.

Each chapter must submit current course lists: Lists I, II, and III annually and have them approved by the CSF Registrar.

An online system was created for advisers to quickly and easily submit annual CSF Course Lists by completing a form and uploading CSF Course Lists in a Word or Excel document (not a PDF). To maintain the prestige of 100 years of Scholars for Service, it is essential that all chapters conform their Lists I, II, and III to the standards of academic excellence as described below. Course Lists are due on October 1st each year.

To secure eligibility for CSF membership, a student must earn sufficient points from the Course Lists as described in Part A below.

These comprehensive lists define courses that qualify student membership in CSF. All courses offered at your school MUST be considered with the exceptions as noted in the Bylaws.

SAMPLE of the Course Lists format for Course Lists submission. Click image to enlarge.

A-B-C Course List Submission

Course Lists due October 1, 2021

A

Create a Word or Excel document (no PDF or Google document) of courses offered at your school.

The document must have three sections.  Courses on CSF Course Lists are not based on how they meet the ‘a-g’ requirements.  We know that most of the courses offered meet the ‘a-g’ requirements, but you will see in the CSF Bylaws how the courses are placed on the lists:

List I:   Courses on List I are only the core college-prep curriculum classes as defined in the state frameworks for graduation which must integrate the following:

  • intellectually and academically challenging material
  • substantial amounts of reading and writing
  • critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • individual lab work in the case of sciences

These courses must be grade-level appropriate (non-remedial) and must fulfill college preparatory requirements and be commonly taught in high schools throughout California.

List II:   Courses on List II are those courses that are not core college-prep graduation requirements, but must integrate the following:

  • intellectually and academically challenging material
  • substantial amounts of reading and writing
  • critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • include individual assessment

List III:   Courses on List III (commonly performance-based or remedial) are all other courses awarded credit which are not on the above specified Lists I and II.  The following courses may not be used for CSF eligibility:

  • P.E., courses taken in lieu of P.E.
  • Lab/Teacher Assistant
  • Library/Office Aide
  • Study Hall/Academic Lab
  • Courses taken on a pass/fail basis

Summer school courses (including online and college courses) may NOT be used for CSF membership.

More complete listings of courses are on the three lists in the tabs below.

  1. Save your course list as a Word or EXCEL file. We cannot accept a PDF format or Google document.
  2. Name the file: Chapter # (with region) – School Name – School Year
    Example: 300n Hopland High School 2021-2022

Your CSF Course List document must be named so we will know which school and chapter it relates to.
Click here to look up your chapter number

B

Upload the CSF Course Lists Word/Excel file you created in step A.

Please check to see that your CSF Course Lists document (Word or Excel only) is titled with a file name formatted as:

Chapter # (with region) – School Name – School Year

Example: 300n Hopland High School 2021-22

After you complete your adviser/school updated information for 2021-2022 and upload your CSF Course Lists, your Course Lists will be reviewed by a CSF Registrar. If corrections are required to your Course Lists, you will be notified by the Registrar via email. The corrections must be completed and updated Course Lists must be returned to the Registrar via email (no need to upload the corrected document online) in order for your Course Lists to be approved. You will be notified via email by the Registrar when your Lists are approved.

Course Lists must be approved by the CSF Registrar by February 1 of each school year.

NOTE: Registrars will begin reviewing course lists on August 16, 2021.

Fill out my online form.

C

Make sure you clicked SUBMIT to complete the form and upload your course lists.

You will be contacted by the Registrar when your Course Lists have been reviewed.

If you have any questions regarding Course Lists, please contact csf-registrar@csf-cjsf.org.

Your high school CSF Course Lists should only include courses offered on your campus.

Courses taken online or at a college during the regular school year must be posted on the student’s transcript prior to the CSF membership drive for CSF eligibility. Here are the instructions for online/college placement:

*Online / College courses TAKEN ON THE HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS: An online and/or college course (not taken in the summer ) with the same or similar title as a List I, List II or List III high school course may be placed on List I, List II or List III (see Standardized CSF Course Lists on the CSF/CJSF website for placement) if it is a college-prep course with similar rigor and assessment, and is taken on the high school campus under the supervision of a credentialed teacher.

**Online / College courses TAKEN OFF THE HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS: A student may use an online and/or college course not taken at their high school for CSF student membership if the course was not taken during the summer and has been placed on the student’s high school transcript prior to the start of the semester. Use the Standardized CSF Course Lists on the CSF/CJSF website for placement in these circumstances. These courses will not be eligible for a bonus point on the student’s CSF application. Summer school and intersession courses may NOT count for CSF.

If you are unable to find an equivalent course title on the standardized lists for a course offered at your school, please rely on the descriptions from the CSF Bylaws provided under each category to determine placement.

Please read this important information before submitting your CSF Course Lists. This will be helpful in completing the CSF online submission form and will address questions regarding placement of your courses on Lists I, II and III.

WHAT DOES AN ADVISER NEED TO BE READY TO SUBMIT THE COURSE LISTS?

  • You will need a Word or Excel document (No PDF or Google doc) of the Course Lists for your school for the current school year.
  • Your Course List should include the courses offered at your school during the 2021-2022 school year.
  • You can update the Course Lists document from last year by deleting any courses no longer offered at your school and adding any courses currently offered at your school which do not appear on the previous Lists.
  • If you do not have access to last year’s Lists, email the CSF Registrar (csf-registrar@csf-cjsf.org) and request a copy of the most recently approved Lists for your chapter. Be sure to include the school name and chapter number in your email.
  • If necessary, create new Course Lists by referring to the List I, II, III tabs above. You can also look at the SAMPLE document at the top of this page.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PLACING A COURSE ON LIST I OR ON LIST II?

List I:   Courses on List I are only the core college-prep curriculum classes as defined in the state frameworks for graduation which must integrate the following:

  • intellectually and academically challenging material
  • substantial amounts of reading and writing
  • critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • individual lab work in the case of sciences. These courses must be grade-level appropriate (non-remedial) and must fulfill college preparatory requirements and be commonly taught in high schools throughout California.

List II:   Courses on List II are those courses that are not core college-prep graduation requirements, but must integrate the following:

  • intellectually and academically challenging material
  • substantial amounts of reading and writing
  • critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • include individual assessment.

WHICH COURSES ARE PUT ON LIST III?

List III:   Courses on List III (commonly performance-based or remedial) are all other courses awarded credit which are not on the above specified Lists I and II.  The following courses may not be used for CSF eligibility:

  • E., courses taken in lieu of P.E.
  • Lab/Teacher Assistant
  • Library/Office Aide
  • Study Hall/Academic Lab
  • Courses taken on a pass/fail basis

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR COURSE LISTS:

  • Once you start the form, you will not be able to save and return to the form later. You will need to complete the form without shutting down the window or computer, so be sure to give yourself some time.
  • If you have your current course list available when you begin, you should be able to complete the form within 10 uninterrupted minutes.
  • Save your document on your computer using the filename instructions: (Chapter # with region – School Name – School Year)

HOW DOES AN ADVISER SUBMIT CSF COURSE LISTS?

  • Once you have created or updated your Course Lists document and saved it on your computer, go to Part B (of the A-B-C Course Lists Submission) above, complete the form, upload your document and click

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COURSE LISTS?

  • If you have questions about a current or new course you will be adding, please contact the CSF Registrar at csf-registrar@csf-cjsf.org.

List I: Courses on List I are the core college-prep curriculum courses as defined in the state frameworks and they must integrate the following:

  • intellectually and academically challenging material
  • substantial amounts of reading and writing
  • critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • individual lab work in the case of sciences.

These courses must be:

  • grade-level appropriate (non-remedial)
  • fulfill college preparatory requirements
  • commonly taught in high schools throughout California

Included on List I are:

  • Honors, AP, IB and Sheltered/Bilingual sections of the courses listed below.Any college prep course fulfilling the same subject graduation requirement and having comparable rigor and content as a specific List I course may also be considered a List I course.Any course listed below whose grades are established based on a reduced standard does not qualify for List I. List I courses whose grades are established by reduced standards (e.g., RSP designated) are List II courses.

Here are examples of List I courses:

ENGLISH All required college-prep (CP) English courses fulfilling the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade graduation requirements and meeting college entrance requirements, including Honors, AP and IB.

  • CP -English I , English 9
  • CP – English I (H), English 9 (H)
  • CP – English II, English I0
  • CP – English II (H), English 10 (H)
  • CP – English III, English 11, American Lit/Comp
  • AP English Language/Comp
  • CP – English IV, English 12
  • CP – Expository Reading & Writing
  • AP English Literature/Comp
  • IB English
  • CP – Modern Literature/Comp
  • CP – World Literature/Comp
  • CP – British Literature/Comp

FOREIGN LANGUAGE All college-prep (CP) courses which include grammar and literature, including Honors, AP, and IB.

  • Spanish I, II, III, IV, V (CP or Honors)
  • Spanish for Spanish Speakers I, II (CP)
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature
  • IB Spanish
  • French I, II, III, IV – (CP or Honors)
  • AP French Language
  • IB French
  • German I, II, III, IV – (CP or Honors)
  • AP German Language
  • Japanese I, II, III, IV – (CP or Honors)
  • AP Japanese
  • Chinese/Mandarin I, II, III, IV (CP or Honors)
  • AP Chinese Language
  • American Sign Language (College-Prep)

MATHEMATICS First year college-prep (CP) Algebra or its equivalent, completed in one year; CP Math 1, 2, 3 (taken in the place of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II); Geometry; Algebra II; and all math courses which require first year Algebra as a prerequisite, including Honors, AP, and IB.

  • CP – Algebra I (one year course)
  • Intermediate Algebra, Algebra II, Algebra II/Trig (CP or Honors)
  • Principles of Geometry, Geometry (CP or Honors)
  • Math 1, 2, 3 (if meets above definition) (CP or Honors)
  • Trigonometry, Advanced Math/Trig, Math Analysis (CP or Honors)
  • Precalculus (CP or Honors)
  • Calculus (non AP)
  • AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC
  • IB Math (Math Methods, Math Studies)
  • CP – Finite Math
  • CP – Financial Algebra
  • AP Statistics
  • CP -Probability/Statistics

SCIENCE All college-prep (CP) courses which are in the core curriculum and fulfill the science framework requirements, including Biology, Chemistry and all courses which require Biology or Chemistry as prerequisites, including Honors, AP, and IB.

  • CP -Agricultural Biology
  • Biology (CP or Honors)
  • AP Biology
  • IB Biology
  • Chemistry (CP or Honors), Conceptual Chemistry Lab (CP)
  • AP Chemistry
  • IB Chemistry
  • CP – Earth Science (NGSS)
  • CP The Living Earth (NGSS)
  • AP Environmental Science
  • CP – Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • CP -Marine Biology
  • Physics (CP or Honors)
  • CP Physics of the Universe (NGSS)
  • AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C
  • IB Physics

SOCIAL SCIENCE All college-prep (CP) courses which are in the core curriculum and fulfill the Social Science framework requirements, including Honors, AP, and IB.

  • CP – American Govt/Civics, American Political Tradition, US Govt/Politics
  • AP Govt Pol US
  • CP –Economics
  • AP Economics
  • CP -U.S. History
  • AP US History
  • CP -World History/Cultures/Geography
  • AP World History/Cultures/Geography
  • AP European History
  • IB Global Studies
  • IB History of the Americas

Courses on List II may be college-prep and meet elective requirements for graduation, or be non college-prep and meet a subject graduation requirement.  For example, non college-prep English courses may be included on List II if they meet an English grade-level graduation requirement. These courses must integrate the following criteria:

  • Intellectually and academically challenging material
  • substantial amounts of reading and writing
  • critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Other courses of equivalent academic caliber may be included on List II with the approval of the CSF Registrar.

List I courses whose grades are established by reduced standards (e.g., RSP designated) are List II courses.

Here are examples of List II courses:

ENGLISH (List II)

  • Advanced Digital Storytelling
  • African American Studies
  • Chicano Literature
  • Children’s Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • English I, II, III, IV (non CP)
  • ESL/ELD (the highest level offered provided lower level courses are offered on List III)
  • Film & Literature (CP)
  • Film Studies (CP)
  • Humanities
  • Journalism, Advanced Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mexican American Lit
  • Mythology
  • Poetry
  • Short Story
  • Speech, Debate, Public Speaking

ENGINEERING (List II)

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)
  • Engineering Essentials (PLTW)
  • Principles of Engineering (PLTW)
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (PLTW)
  • Aerospace Engineering (PLTW)
  • Biotechnical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)
  • Computer Science Principles (PLTW)
  • Digital Electronics (PLTW)
  • Engineering Design and Development (PLTW)
  • Environmental Sustainability (PLTW)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE (List II)

  • American Sign Language (non-CP)
  • Conversational Spanish, French, etc.

MATHEMATICS (List II)

  • Algebra I completed in more than one year (i.e. Algebra 1A/1B, Algebra A, B, C, D)
  • Geometry (Informal, Foundations)

SCIENCE (List II)

  • Agriscience
  • Aeroscience
  • Applied Earth Science, Earth Science, Physical Science of Earth (Non CP)
  • Applied Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Biotechnology
  • Conceptual Chemistry (Non CP)
  • Conceptual Physics (Non CP)
  • Environmental Science (Non AP)
  • Geology
  • Oceanography
  • Principles of Physics (Non CP)
  • Principles of Biomedical Science (PLTW)
  • Human Body Systems (PLTW)
  • Medical Interventions (PLTW)
  • Biomedical Innovation (PLTW)
  • IB Sports, Exercise and Health
  • Sports Medicine (CP)
  • IB Environmental Systems and Societies
  • Veterinary Science (CP)

SOCIAL SCIENCE (List II)

  • Behavioral Science
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science Criminology
  • Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • Global Markets and Financial Literacy
  • History in the Future
  • AP Human Geography
  • International Relations
  • Law (not CTE or ROP)
  • Military History
  • Psychology
  • AP Psychology
  • IB Social Cultural Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Western Civilization
  • Ethics/Philosophy/Religion – All courses which meet List II criteria.

BUSINESS (List II)

  • Accounting (CP)
  • Business Economics
  • Marketing (CP)
  • IB Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS)

COMPUTER SCIENCE (LIST II)

  • Introduction to Computer Science (emphasis on programming)
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science A
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science Essentials (PLTW)
  • Computer Science Principles (PLTW)
  • Computer Science A (PLTW)
  • Cybersecurity (PLTW)
  • Information Systems (emphasis on programming)

FINE ARTS (List II)

  • Art History, AP Art History
  • Music History
  • Music Theory, AP Music Theory
  • GPS World Masterpieces

OTHER (List II)

  • Academic Decathlon (credit-earning class)
  • AP Research (if part of the AP Capstone program)
  • AP Seminar (if part of the AP Capstone program)
  • Mock Trial (credit-earning class)
  • Model United Nations (credit-earning class)
  • Science Olympiad (credit-earning class)
  • IB Theory of Knowledge

If you are unable to find an equivalent course title on the standardized List II for a course offered at your school, please rely on the descriptions from the CSF bylaws provided under each category to determine placement.

List III includes all other subjects offered which are not on List I or List II, with the exception of these courses which are NOT ACCEPTABLE for CSF Course Lists:

  • P.E., Courses taken in lieu of P.E.
  • Lab/Teacher Assistant
  • Library/Office Aide
  • Study Hall
  • Repeated Courses
  • Courses taken on a pass/fail basis

Summer school may NOT count for CSF membership. This includes college courses as well.

Here are examples of List III courses:

ENGLISH (List III)

  • ESL/ELD (all levels except highest offered)
  • READ 180

MATHEMATICS (List III)

  • Consumer/Applied/Business Math
  • Construction/Applied Geometry
  • General Math
  • Math Lab
  • Pre-Algebra

SOCIAL SCIENCE (List III)

  • Peer Counseling
  • Student Government, ASB, Leadership

BUSINESS (List III)

  • 3D Animation, Game Creation
  • Business Marketing (non CP)
  • Computer Accounting (non CP)
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Literacy (non CP)
  • Digital Video (all levels)
  • Finance (non CP)
  • International Business (non CP)
  • Virtual Enterprise
  • Web Design/App Development

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE (List III)

  • Child Development
  • Culinary Arts
  • Fashion
  • Foods, Nutrition
  • Interior Design
  • Intro Consumer Family Living

VISUAL/PERFORMING ARTS (List III) All performance courses including all levels

  • 3D Design
  • Band – Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced (not for PE credit)
  • Orchestra – Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
  • AP Studio Art
  • Art
  • IB Art
  • Ceramics
  • Choir/Chorus (not for PE credit)
  • Contemporary Video
  • Dance (not for PE credit)
  • Design
  • Digital Film & Photography
  • Digital Imagery
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing/Painting
  • Drama – Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
  • IB Film
  • Graphic Arts/Design
  • Instruments – Guitar, Piano
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band (not for PE credit)
  • Media in Art
  • Music Appreciation
  • IB Music
  • Oral Interpretation
  • Percussion (not for PE credit)
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Theater Arts
  • Theater Tech, Stage Tech
  • IB Theater
  • Video Production
  • Vocal Production
  • Wind Ensemble

INDUSTRIAL ARTS (List III)

  • Construction, Carpentry, Woodshop
  • Auto
  • Computer Drawing/CAD
  • Electronics
  • Welding

AGRICULTURE (List III) All courses not meeting List I or List II Science requirements

  • Ag 1 & 2
  • Ag Leadership

OTHER (List III)

  • Academic Lab (not Study Hall)
  • AP Seminar (if not part of the AP Capstone program)
  • AVID
  • Driver’s Ed
  • Career Education
  • CTE (List specific course titles)
  • Health
  • Newspaper Production
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • ROP (List specific course titles)
  • ROTC
  • Senior Project
  • Sports Medicine (non CP)
  • Vet Science (non CP)
  • Work Experience
  • Yearbook

If you are unable to find an equivalent course title on the standardized List III for a course offered at your school, please rely on the descriptions from the CSF Bylaws which we provide under each category to determine placement.