Community Service

Community Service

An opportunity for students to identify a social issue in the community and use their time to help create a positive effect on others.  Although not a requirement to graduate, community service hours are a positive addition to college applications and are required for many scholarship opportunities including the Florida Bright Futures. State and district guidelines and criteria for students to complete community service hours are posted below.

Students must develop a written community service proposal which addresses a social problem or concern, and must identify where/how the hours will be served. Students must submit their proposal to their school counselor for approval prior to implementation.**  Once the community service hours are completed, the student must submit a log and reflection form (no later than May of the school year completed).***

Summary of Steps:

  • STEP 1:  Find an organization that will allow you to complete community service hours.

                                Community Service Opportunity Ideas 

                                What Hours Cannot Be Counted? 

  • STEP 3:  Print your completed proposal and deliver it to your counselor for approval signature. This must be done prior to beginning any community service.
  • STEP 5: After completing your hours, write a reflection of your experience and submit your signed log/reflection to your counselor.


**Teachers, club sponsors, coaches, etc are not able to approve your community service forms or to accept community service forms on behalf of students and they are not permitted to submit them to the Student Services Department on students' behalf. Hours must be submitted directly to Student Services by the student. Community service proposal must be submitted for pre-approval prior to the implementation of community service hours.

***All hours should be submitted by May of the school year they are completed.