Academics Overview

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Fall ’13 and Life California Scholarship Federation Members Posted

Active and inactive membership lists for Fall ’13 are now posted below.
The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) exists to promote and recognize high standards of scholarship, service and citizenship on the part of students in California schools. Membership is based on scholarship and citizenship only. Applications for membership are accepted the first ten days of every semester. For more details about CSF, visit “California Scholarship Federation” on the “Academics” tab.

Also posted is a list of the seniors who qualified for life membership after applying in January. Life membership is granted after attaining 4 semesters of membership, one of which must be in the senior year. Seniors in need of one more semester or a senior semester to qualify for Life Membership can fulfill this by seeing Mrs. Promes at the beginning of April for a form to bring to teachers for estimated grades.

Fall 2013 Inactive
Fall 2013 Active
Life Membership 2014

Not Receiving Important Emails?

Last semester, Bishop O’Dowd High School began using a system called PowerAnnouncement to broadcast important academic e-mail announcements. A few of you recently reported not receiving these e-mails. PowerAnnouncement has informed us that some Internet service providers, including Comcast, Verizon, and Yahoo, are erroneously flagging our e-mail announcements as spam. They are working to resolve the issue, but in the meantime you can ensure that you receive all of O’Dowd’s e-mail announcements by whitelisting the following addresses:

Whitelisting tells your e- system to allow e-mails from designated addresses into your inbox. For more instructions on how to whitelist, go here: Whitelisting Instructions

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gene Yang at

California Scholarship Forms and Information

CSF application forms will be due January 24, 2014.

CSF Membership Info
CSF Application
Hours Log and Guidelines
Final Semester Membership

National Honor Society Forms and Information

Students with junior or senior standing are eligible for appointment to the National Honor Society. National Honor Society information and activity forms are below and are accepted the first ten days of each semester. The deadline for this spring is January 16, 2014.

NHS History and Qualif
Student Selection Materials Packet

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