ADVISERS: If you have submitted your course lists, or submit your course lists on or before October 1st, you will have met the deadline and corrections/approval will be in process.

Standardized CSF Course Lists

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

In 2017 we created an online system for advisers to quickly and easily submit course lists by completing a form and uploading CSF Course Lists in a Word or Excel document (not a PDF). In subsequent years advisers will complete an online short form specifying changes to their Course Lists, and submit their current Course Lists for the new school year.

To maintain the prestige of 90 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.

To secure eligibility for CSF membership, a student must earn sufficient points from the following course lists.

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. The following courses are not acceptable for 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.

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.

This is a sample of the Course Lists format used for a chapter’s application. Click image to enlarge.

A-B-C Course List Submission

Course Lists due October 1, 2018

Sample format

Sample format – click to enlarge

A. Create a Word or Excel document (no PDF or Google document) of courses offered at your school. The document must have three sections:

  • List I –The core curriculum as described in the state frameworks for English, Math, Science, Social Science and Foreign/World Languages
  • List II – Courses not listed on List I but meeting the same academic standards
  • List III – Courses offered which are not on List I or List II, with the exception of P.E., courses taken in lieu of P.E., Lab/Teacher Assistant, Library/Office Aide, Study Hall/Academic Lab, and courses taken on a pass/fail basis

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

  • Save your course list as a Word or EXCEL file. We cannot accept a PDF format or Google document.
  • Name the file:
    “chapter_number_your_school_name.doc” OR
    “chapter_number_your_school_name.docx” OR
    “chapter_number_your_school_name.xls”
    Example: 9977_Pennsbury_HS.xlsx

Your Course List document must be named so we will know which school and chapter it relates to. Your chapter number is on every email you receive from CSF. Click here to look up your chapter number. You will also need your CSF chapter region. Click here to look up your region.

B. Complete the online course list submission form. To review the online form you will be completing click here to see a PDF version of the questions you will need to answer.

C. Upload or email to csf-registrar@csf-cjsf.org the course list Word/EXCEL file (only Word and Excel file types will be accepted) you created in step 1; this is the final step in the process. You will receive an email confirmation of your form entries, and will be contacted by the Registrar when your Course Lists have been reviewed for approval.

Any questions? Contact csf-registrar@csf-cjsf.org.

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

Course Lists submissions are open until October 1st.

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

We hope that you will find the online CSF Course Lists submission form helpful in checking to see that your classes are on the proper List for I, II and III. Please read this information before submitting your CSF Lists.

We hope that you will find the online CSF Course Lists submission form helpful in checking to see that your classes are on the proper List for I, II and III.  Please read this information before submitting your CSF Lists.

HOW DOES AN ADVISER SUBMIT CSF 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 20 uninterrupted minutes.  Allow more time if your lists are lengthy or not yet finished.
  • Be sure to upload your current school year course list, and then submit the form.

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

  • Your chapter’s current Course Lists and a Word or Excel document (No PDF or Google doc) on your computer to upload and complete the online submission.
  • Your Course List should include the courses offered at your school during the 2018-2019 school year. If you do not have access to your chapter’s list for this year, you will need to know all of the courses currently offered at your school. Only include the courses offered at your school.

WHAT DOES AN ADVISER DO IF THE COURSE LIST DOCUMENT FOR THE CHAPTER IS NOT AVAILABLE?  

  • If you do not have a Chapter Course List file to upload (Word or Excel Document – no PDF or google doc), you will need to create one prior to submission. You may want to create your list first by referring to the PDF submission form available here.
  • Once you have created a Course List document and saved it on your computer; then you can complete the submission form by uploading your document.

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

  • LIST I courses are part of the core curriculum as described in the state frameworks for English, Math, Science, Social Science and Foreign/World Languages. These courses are commonly taught at comprehensive high schools throughout the state and are taken by students to complete high school graduation subject requirements and/or college admission requirements.
  • While LIST II courses are also academic, they often are not included in the state frameworks or do not fulfill the requirements as described above. The curriculum should include reading, writing, problem-solving and/or critical thinking skills, as well as individual assessment.

WHICH COURSES ARE PUT ON LIST III?

  • All other courses may be included in LIST III, with the exception of P.E., courses taken in lieu of P.E., Lab/Teacher Assistant, Library/Office Aide, Study Hall/Academic Lab, and courses taken on a pass/fail basis

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.

FAQ

Q:         Can I look at the form before I start to fill it out?

A:        Yes – for a PDF version of the form, click here. Just remember that you will still need to complete the form online and upload a file (Word or Excel – No PDF or Google doc) with your course lists

Courses on List I are ONLY the core curriculum classes as defined in the state framework. List I courses are:

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

Sheltered/Bilingual sections of the courses below are included on List I; Honors, AP, and IB sections and college courses of the courses listed below are included on List I.

Any college prep course substituted for and fulfilling the same requirement as a specific List I course may 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.

**Online courses: An online and/or college course with the same or similar title as a List I high school course may be placed on List I (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.

A student has the option to use an online or college course that is taken off campus for CSF membership purposes if the course has been placed on the student’s transcript prior to the start of the semester. The adviser may use the Standardized CSF Course Lists on the CSF-CJSF website for placement in these circumstances, and there is no need for the adviser to put the off-site course on the course lists. These courses will not be eligible for a bonus point on the student’s CSF application.

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; 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, and 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)
  • AP Environmental Science
  • CP – Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • CP -Marine Biology
  • Physics (CP or Honors)
  • 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 meet elective requirements for graduation and integrate the following criteria: Intellectually and academically challenging material; substantial amounts of reading and writing; and critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  Non college-prep English courses may be included on List II if they meet an English grade-level graduation requirement.

The following are List II courses. 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.

**Online courses: An online and/or college course with the same or similar title as a List II high school course may be placed on List II (see Standardized CSF Course Lists on the CSF-CJSF website for placement) if it is a course with similar rigor and assessment, and is taken on the high school campus under the supervision of a credentialed teacher.

A student has the option to use an online or college course that is taken off campus for CSF membership purposes if the course has been placed on the student’s transcript prior to the start of the semester. The adviser may use the Standardized CSF Course Lists on the CSF-CJSF website for placement in these circumstances, and there is no need for the adviser to put the off-site course on the course lists. These courses will not be eligible for a bonus point on the student’s CSF application.

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)
  • 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
  • IB Environmental Systems and Societies

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
  • 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

**Online courses: An online and/or college course with the same or similar title as a List III high school course may be placed on List III (see Standardized CSF Course Lists on the CSF-CJSF website for placement) if it is a course with similar rigor and assessment, and is taken on the high school campus under the supervision of a credentialed teacher.

A student has the option to use an online or college course that is taken off campus for CSF membership purposes if the course has been placed on the student’s transcript prior to the start of the semester. The adviser may use the Standardized CSF Course Lists on the CSF-CJSF website for placement in these circumstances, and there is no need for the adviser to put the off-site course on the course lists. These courses will not be eligible for a bonus point on the student’s CSF application.

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
  • AVID
  • Driver’s Ed
  • Career Education
  • CTE (all titles)
  • Health
  • Newspaper Production
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • ROP (all titles)
  • ROTC
  • Senior Project
  • Sports Medicine
  • Vet Science
  • 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.