2414P Procedure - Community Service

The superintendent will implement a process to recognize student achievement in community service, including, but not limited to, the following programs.
United Way Varsity Letter in Community Service
The United Way Varsity Letter in Community Service is based on the number of volunteer hours completed by students enrolled in grades 9 through 12. Students will complete 145 hours of community service volunteer hours between April 1 and March 31 of the following year. The 145-hour requirement will include: 1) 50 hours of non-school related volunteering in a non-profit or civic service setting; and 2) at least one school related requirement. Students must meet a 2.0 GPA requirement prior to participating or receive a GPA requirement waiver from the principal. All activities must be verifiable and students will provide a written log upon completion of the 145-hour requirement. Applications for the varsity letter must be submitted to United Way.
Certificate of Merit
A certificate of merit program awards students certificates of completion for completing certain numbers of hours for volunteer community service. Students must meet the 2.0 GPA requirement or receive a GPA requirement waiver from the principal in order to participate. Hours may be accumulated annually or throughout the high school career. Students will keep a written log and hours must be verifiable.
High School Graduation Requirement
Students must complete a certain number of community/volunteer service hours as part of the High School and Beyond portfolio process.
  • Class of 2014 and 2015:  Students must complete and document no less than 20 hours of community/volunteer service.
  • Class of 2016 and beyond: Students must complete and document no less than 30 hours of community/volunteer service.
Other Incentives
Schools may implement other incentive programs, such as a class on volunteerism, including a certain number of community service hours in the culminating project, extra privileges or a special event, field trips, and/or a community service club.
Cross References:
Policy 2410 High School Graduation Requirements
Procedure 2410P High School Graduation Requirements
Date: 8/20/13