SCCS Leadership Groups
California Scholarship Federation
Founded in 1921, the California Scholarship Federation is the oldest scholarship institution in the state of California. The SCCS CSF chapter recognizes student scholarship and provides opportunities for students to use their academic gifts in community service. Membership is based on the prior semester’s grades. Students must fill out an application and turn it in with a copy of their report card for the prior semester. Freshmen may apply for membership at the spring semester. Students with 4 or more consecutive semesters of membership receive special recognition during graduation.
CSF chapters actively promote the ideal of service to the community and continue to encourage and motivate academically talented students through recognition. Students become eligible for membership by achieving and maintaining set standards of academic excellence.
Led by faculty advisor Mrs. Darla Agajanian, the SCCS chapter has maintained a steady membership of approximately 40 members per semester.
The centerpiece project for the group is Christmas Stockings for Foster Youth International.
CSF is active on the SCCS campus. CSF offers an after-school tutoring program aimed at ministering to SCCS students and also serves fellow SCCS students by providing snacks and drinks to students during the week of mid-term exams for some much-needed respite!
In addition, the group votes on one major community service activity each year, tailored to the members’ gifts and abilities.
By serving in CSF, SCCS students also have the opportunity to receive a Seymour Memorial Life Member award. The Seymour Memorial Awards tuition scholarships date back to 1925. The final selection of recipients is based on character, leadership, and service. Fifty regional finalists receive awards of $2,000 each and five of these (one per region) receive an additional $3,000. According to the CSF organization, the award is now regarded as one of the highest scholastic honors given to secondary school graduates in and for the state of California.
CSF is open to grades 9th through 12th.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories. Selection is base on four pillars of criteria: scholarship (academic achievement), leadership, service, and character.
Being a member of NHS shows that you are among the best students in your class, not just in terms of academics but also in terms of leadership, service, and character. It shows a commitment to community service projects and provides you the opportunity to network with like-minded peers.
Led by faculty advisor Mrs. Darla Agajanian, the NHS chapter has maintained a steady membership of approximately 20 members per school year, but we’d love to see it grow!
You just need to apply and be accepted to receive all the benefits NHS has to offer. Once you are inducted you are inducted for life! (unless there is a discipline dismissal issue)
Student Leadership Council
Students are involved in the planning and executing of student activities while learning how to be outstanding citizens and leaders.
Student leadership councils partners with Valencia Chick-fil-A to incorporate the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy curriculum to help develop leadership skills in the SLC students and encourage Impact Through Action. Throughout their school year, SLC students meet for seven Leader Labs to learn more about how to be a leader and they accomplish three service projects to positively impact the community.
Future Business Leaders of America
Thirty SCCS secondary students participate in FBLA. The vision of FBLA at SCCS is focused on students developing competent, God-honoring business leadership skills while they sharpen tools that pinpoint strengths in themselves and others as they seek to work together as a team.
Additionally, students are encouraged to grow their interest and understanding of American business enterprise.
“FBLA is a national organization that propels students to grow in leadership and teamwork through opportunities to practice efficient money management and establishing occupational goals,” shared Mr. Bates. “Involvement in this group helps students focus on their career and their future.”