The following programs are available at St. John the Evangelist 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.
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 are also considered for membership in CJSF.
At graduation, members earn a membership medal and official gold seal.
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 service to the school, church, and community. Student Council is comprised of elected members in Grades 6-8 for the executive board, with elected representatives in Grades1-8. The Executive Board has weekly meetings and class representatives are often invited to attend these meetings.