Beginning with the class of 2013, students will be required to complete 40 hours of community service done through volunteer work in order to meet the high school graduation requirements.
Students are required to complete 40 hours of community service done through volunteer work in order to meet the high school graduation requirements.
Qualifying community service hours are to be completed by working with:
Non-profit Organizations: An association, club, or society that is operated exclusively for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure, recreation or any other purpose except profit. Organizations can be verified by a Counselor.
Religious Organizations: In order to be applicable, the service performed must be an educational or non-religious activity that benefits the religious community (non-financially). For example: Babysitting during services, painting church buildings, assisting with clothing or food drives, working in shelters, or participation on mission trips.
The following are NOT considered qualified community service:
Religious Organizations: Services that are NOT applicable include those performed as a part of normal rituals or ceremonies in any specific religion thus participating in religious service such as choir,alter service, reading the Bible/Torah.
Traditional School-Sponsored Activities: Activities performed which are traditional extra-curricular activities are NOT applicable. Thus, participation in Student Government, Marching Band, National Honor Society and clubs or teams do not qualify unless the groups are organizing and/or performing specificservice or activities that benefit the community.
Service through the judicial system: Community service which is court-ordered or assigned is NOTapplicable.
40 hours must be completed by March 2nd of the student's 12th grade year. Community Service Time Logs can be submitted with a minimum of 10 hours. The log sheet can be downloaded here or students can pick them up from the College and Career Center. It is recommended that completed logs be submitted to Mrs. Herring in the College & Career Center by the end of the current semester.
Incoming freshman may complete hours during the summer prior to entering high school. Servicecompleted during weekends and vacation time will be credited with no more than 8 hours per day. It isrecommended that volunteer service be described and approved prior to beginning any service to ensurethat the student's hours will be accepted. Hours that cannot be verified will not be counted. Visit theCollege & Career Center to pick up an updated list of organizations in our area that are currentlyproviding volunteer opportunities.
Community Service Brochure (english)
Community Service Brochure (spanish)
Community Service Log Sheet