Required for Graduation
Definition: community service n. 1. Services volunteered by individuals or an organization to benefit a community or its institutions.
100 hours of volunteer community service is a graduation requirement. Students may complete the requirement in a variety of ways, but ideally with at least two different “non-profit” organizations. It is strongly recommended that Juniors finish the year with approximately 75 hours, sophomores 50 hours, and Freshmen 25 hours completed prior to June of the current year. Seniors must have these hours completed no later June 1st prior to their graduation. If attending the Senior Trip, the deadline is the last Friday in January of their graduation year.
Something to consider: If you ARE NOT planning on going to college after you graduate, you might think about getting involved with organizations that will give you experience directly related to your interests. If you ARE planning on going to college you could even step up your community service game by taking the initiative to create your own service project within an organization, or on your own. Finally, you might really embrace the community service requirement by choosing relevant and meaningful activities within our “coastal communities,” working with more than the required two organizations and surpassing the 100-hour minimum. Looks good on your curriculum vitae!
Community service hours are accepted Monday - Friday, before and after school, at lunch, or by appointment. For current Community Service opportunities or ideas, check the Daily Bulletin, bulletin boards around campus, or check in the College & Career Center.