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Community Service Experience

Community service is an act which contributes to the improvement of a community. In order to graduate, all students shall complete 40 hours of voluntary (no pay) community service. (Transfer students need 5 hours for each semester they are in attendance.) Activities completed through a school or not-for-profit organization that benefits a community may be considered for community service credit. This requirement is for the betterment of the student and community.

Students are responsible for selecting an appropriate service, contacting the responsible agency, preparing and processing an application form, completing the service and returning a verification certificate to the school.

The student's counselor will maintain a record of community service as part of the student's file. Service to the school district is acceptable if the service is completed outside the regular school day.

The service agency is responsible for screening and approving specific applicants. The service agency is also responsible for all supervision and for completing the verification document. The student is expected to conform to all requirements and expectations of the service agency. The service agency can terminate the arrangement at any time with or without cause.

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