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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 December 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:
- 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.
Course Lists must be submitted by each CSF chapter no later than December 1st, and updated annually. Chapters that have not submitted course lists and had them approved are at risk of being revoked.
Course Lists submissions will reopen in August 2018.
For questions regarding course list submission please contact the CSF Registrars at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW DOES AN ADVISER SUBMIT CSF COURSE LISTS?
- The submission will be done through Google Forms.
- 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 2017-2018 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.
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 using the blank submission form available on the CSF website.
- 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 email@example.com.
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, but not as PDF or Google doc) with your course lists.
- Grade-level appropriate (non-remedial), fulfill college preparatory requirements, and 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 subjects 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.
*Online courses: If a classroom version of any course listed below is available at the school, the online version MAY NOT be used for List I. However, if there is no alternative available for the student to complete his/her graduation or college admissions requirements at the school, and the adviser can affirm that the course assessment is monitored by a teacher, it may count for List I.
All required 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade-level courses which meet college entrance requirements, including Honors, AP, and IB
- American Comp
- British Lit/Comp
- ELL English (fulfills ELA graduation requirements)
- English CP
- English Intensive
- English Language/Comp
- English Literature/Comp
- Expository Reading & Writing
- Language Arts
- Modern Lit/Comp
- World Lit/Comp
All courses which include grammar and literature, including Honors, AP, and IB
- French Comp/Lit
- Spanish Language
- Spanish Lit
- Spanish Comp/Lit
- Spanish for Spanish Speakers
First year Algebra or its equivalent, completed in one year; Integrated Math I, I, III (taken in the place of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II); Geometry; Algebra II; and all math courses which required second year Algebra as a prerequisite, including Honors, AP, and IB
- Advanced Math/Trig
- Algebra I & II
- Elementary Calculus
- Finite Math
- Math 1, 2, 3 (if meets above definition)
- Math Analysis
All 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
- Agricultural Biology
- Environmental Science (AP only)
- Human Anatomy
- Marine Biology
All courses which are in the core curriculum and fulfill the Social Science framework requirements, including Honors, AP, and IB
- American Government/Civics
- U.S. History
- U.S. Government/Politics
- World History/European History
Courses on List II are those courses not listed on List I which must meet the same academic standards.
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.
*Online courses: If a classroom version of any course listed below is
available at the school, the online version *MAY NOT* be used for List II. However, if there is no alternative available for the student to complete his/her graduation or college admissions requirements at the school, and the adviser can affirm that the course assessment is monitored by a teacher, it may count for List II.
- Advanced Grammar
- African American Studies
- Applied Communications
- Chicano Literature
- Children’s Literature
- Creative Writing
- Diaries & Journals
- English (not on List I)
- Film & Literature
- Latin American Studies
- Mexican American Lit
- Mystery Fiction
- Public Speaking
- Short Story
- Transitional Writing
- Writing Workshop
- Elective English classes which meet List II standards and are not graduation requirement offerings.
- American Sign Language
- Conversational Spanish, French, etc.
- Introductory Foreign Language
- Algebra 1a/1b
- Principles of Geometry
- Ag Science
- Applied Earth Science
- Applied Physics
- Conceptual Chemistry
- Conceptual Physics
- Earth Science
- Environmental Science
- General Biology
- Life Science
- Physical Science
- Principles of Physics
- Project Lead the Way – all courses
- Behavioral Science
- Contemporary Issues
- Criminal Law
- Ethnic Studies
- History & Future
- Human Geography
- International Relations
- Military History
- Western Civilization
All courses which meet List II criteria
- Computer Science
- Computer Language
- Computer Programming
- Information Systems
- Art History
- Music Theory
- Academic Decathlon
- Computer Science
- Criminal Justice
- Mock Trial
- Advanced ESL/ELD (the highest offered provided lower level courses offered on List III)
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.
The following are List III courses. List III also includes all other subjects offered which are not on List I or II subject to the exceptions listed at the top of this page.
- Language Skills
- Newspaper Production
- Speed Reading
- Consumer/Applied/Business Math
- General Math
- Math A, B, C
- Tech Math
- Peer Counseling
- Student Government
- Computer Accounting
- Computer Applications
- Computer Literacy
- Criminal & Civil Law
- Creative Computer Application
- International Business
- Web Design
- 3D Animation
- Child Development
- Culinary Arts
- Interior Design
- Intro Consumer Family Living
All performance courses including all levels
- 3D Design
- Advanced Band
- Advanced Orchestra
- AP Studio Art
- Choir/Chorus (all)
- Contemporary Video
- Dance (not for P.E. credit)
- Digital Film & Photography
- Digital Imagery
- Digital Media
- Graphic Arts
- Jazz Band
- Media in Art
- Music Appreciation
- Oral Interpretation
- Theater Arts
- Theater Tech
- Video Production
- Vocal Production
- Wind Ensemble
- All shop classes
- Building Trades
- Computer Drawing/CAD
- Drafting (all)
- Home Improvement
- All courses not meeting List I or List II science requirements
- Ag 1 & 2
- Ag Leadership
- All online classes (unless no alternative available for students to complete graduation/college admissions requirements)
- Driver’s Ed
- Career Education
- ESL/ELD (all levels except highest offered)
- ROP (all)
- Senior Project
- Work Experience
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 we provide under each category to determine placement.