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     Academic Block Awards
     
    The Winter 2021 window to apply for these awards is now open and will remain open from January 19 - February 16, 2021. Please find the ONLINE ONLY Application form here.
     

    The Academic Block program at Dublin High School is designed to recognize and reward those students who demonstrate and maintain academic excellence in the classroom.

    Students interested in obtaining an Academic Block or Honor Pin must qualify and submit an application, much like the athlete that must try out and participate in a sport to receive an Athletic Block.

     

    To qualify for an Academic Block:

    1.   Earn a 3.5 weighted GPA or higher for three (3) consecutive semesters.

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    Earn a 3.5 weighted GPA or higher for five (5) nonconsecutive semesters.

    2.   Submit a one-time application.

    3.   Submit an unofficial transcript highlighting those 3 consecutive or 5 non-consecutive semestral GPAs in which a 3.5 or higher weighted GPA is earned***    

    *** Once grades have posted, you can print your own unofficial transcript in the portal under “Reports” in Infinite Campus.

    4.   Attach a voluntary donation of $10 (through the DHS GAEL Webstore) to help defray the cost of the Academic Awards Program. Your contribution would be greatly appreciated.

     

    To qualify for an Honor Pin:

    1.   Earn a 3.5 weighted GPA or higher for 1 additional semester after having earned the Academic Block.  This is the final award in the program.

    2.   Submit an application.

    3.   Submit an unofficial transcript highlighting the additional semestral GPA in which a 3.5 or higher weighted GPA is earned.

    4.   Attach a voluntary donation of $10 (through the DHS GAEL Webstore) to help defray the cost of the Academic Awards Program. Your contribution would be greatly appreciated.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Semester 2 (Term 4) of 2019-2020 will be treated as having the same GPA as Semester 1 (Term 2). Thus, this can be counted towards earning your Academic Block award if the GPA fulfills the requirement. 

     

    The Academic Block Letters and Honor Pins are awarded in March of each school year. Students have the opportunity to submit an application for said awards twice in a year:

    1) In the month of September

    2) In the months of January and February

    Announcements will be made via student emails, in the PFSO newsletter and in weekly announcements, reminding students that applications are due. In order to be included in the current year, students must submit their application by the deadline in February.

    Transfer students will be recognized for the equivalent academic work earned at another school and will be eligible for a DHS Academic Block after having earned a 3.5 or higher weighted GPA after one full semester in attendance at DHS.

     

    Note: Normally, student recipients will get a pass in class to go to the Old Gym for the informal awards in March of the current school year. If students do not come back to school for in-person learning before the end of March for the 2020-2021 school year, they will be contacted via their school email by then for instructions on how, where and when to pick up their Academic Block awards.

     

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    CSF
     
    California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

    The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) emphasizes high standards of scholarship and community service for California high school students. Founded in 1921, the California Scholarship Federation is the oldest scholarship institution in the state of California.

    CSF Membership is based on scholarship and is gained after qualifying grades are earned each semester. In order to become a member, the student must submit an application each semester the student is eligible. A point system specified in the CSF State By-Laws establishes the membership requirements.  To secure eligibility for CSF membership, a student must earn sufficient points from pre-approved course lists.  The majority of the required membership points must come from University of California accepted course work.  Students must also participate in four community service events with one being during their senior year to be eligible for Life Membership.  There are many local community service projects arranged through CSF.

    Life Membership (Sealbearer) is achieved by qualifying four or more semesters in the last three years of high school, (one semester must be in your senior year) and earns the CSF Gold Seal on diplomas and transcripts. Students must be active with CSF and participate in four community service projects during the high school years, with one being during senior year. These students graduate in white robes and are also eligible to be nominated by the chapter adviser for the Seymour Memorial Awards.

    More detailed information on membership can be found in the CSF Handbook.
     
    NEW DHS CSF website www.dublincsf.com
     
     
    CSF Meetings will take place during lunch (12:30 pm) on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Sports Complex.