The Service Learning Graduation Requirement
Community involvement is critical to success in education. Student participation in community service activities builds an awareness of society and a connection between classroom and real world issues. Service Learning is a method through which students learn about and develop a commitment to addressing needs in their communities. Service Learning hours, as a graduation requirement, provide students with the opportunity to develop a long lasting sense of responsibility to society.
Students, who wish to earn a Standard Diploma, must meet the graduation requirement of 40 documented service learning hours. Students should be encouraged to use their service learning experiences as discussion or written topics whenever appropriate as a part of class assignments.
Tier 1-40 Hours
Guidelines Specific to the 40 Hour Service Learning Requirement
- All high school students seeking a Standard Diploma are required to participate in the program.
- Service performed over the summer or performed as part of an organization that is not a school sponsored club or organization must meet Service Learning Guidelines to earn Service Learning hours.
- All Service Learning Hours must be documented on the Volunteer Service Record Log Sheet. Log Sheets can be downloaded from this website. Log Sheets must be returned to the Service Learning Coordinator. Students must retain a copy of this form for their records. Students may start earning Service Learning Hours as soon as they are promoted to ninth grade.