Community Service

Engage as a volunteer in your community! Although not a requirement to graduate, community service hours are a positive addition to college applications and are required for many scholarship opportunities including Florida's Bright Futures. Here are the guidelines for students to complete community service hours:

  • STEP 3:  Deliver your completed proposal to your counselor for approval signature. This must be done before beginning any community service.
  • STEP 4:  Once approved, begin your community service, logging your hours and collecting signature(s) from your organization's contact person. Complete this Community Service Log and Reflection.
  • STEP 5: After completing your hours, write a reflection of your experience and submit your signed log/reflection to your counselor.

 

IMPORTANT:   

  • Students must only begin community service work after their proposal has been submitted to and approved by their school's counselor. 
  • Students must submit a separate proposal per project/organization.
  • Logs must be submitted by the end of EACH school year.
  • It is recommended that students keep copies of all completed forms for their own records.
  • Teachers/Club Sponsors/Coaches are NOT able to approve community service forms or to accept nor submit community service forms on behalf of students. Hours must be submitted directly to Student Services by the student.
  • Students must follow the same procedures for PAID WORK. Please note that only up to 75 hours may be approved. Same forms will be used, with the additional of a copy of the pay stub to their counselor, after the proposal is approved.
  • Seniors and juniors applying to become National Honor Society candidates must have a minimum of 20 hours of community service  hours completed in high school. Paid work does not qualify. 


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