Community service must meet the following guidelines to fulfill graduation requirements:
*You may not be paid for your service.
*There must not be any type of direct benefit to the student or student’s immediate family, esp. in the case of a family business which earns a profit.
*Parent signatures as supervisor will NOT be accepted.
*Extended family signatures will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
*This activity must promote positive change or benefit in a wider community, ie. the benefit may not just be to the student themselves (like job “shadowing”)
* Curricular areas will not count for community service unless agreed upon in advance.
*Membership in a club, group, or community organization does NOT, in and of itself, count as community service. Only hours spent in direct service to a wider community may be counted. (For example, hours spent as a team manager will not count toward community service hours. Only the hours delivering the community event will count, practice or prep time for that event will not).
*Community Service is subject to approval by the State High Community Service Team.
*If you are unsure your hours will count, please contact your counselor before participating in an event to earn community service hours.
*A community service evaluation form must be completely filled out by the student and be signed by the supervisor . The form can be found online and in the counseling office.
* The 20 hours of service must be completed between the start of the student’s freshman year and completion of his/her senior year.
* It should be turned into the counseling office no later than May 30th of the student's senior year.
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