To encourage students to develop a sense of responsibility for others within their community. To help students foster an understanding of the value of volunteerism and the rewards of helping others.
At the conclusion of 75 hours of community service, students will receive a maximum .5 credit. Universities value student’s volunteerism. All levels of the Bright Futures Scholarships require community service.
Student Volunteer Guidelines
All guidelines are based upon state and SCPS directives; they are not school-based.
- It is highly recommended that this completed Community Service Application be submitted and signed by your counselor prior to volunteering. This is the only way to guarantee that your service hours will be accepted.
- Students have until May 1 of their graduation year to complete their required hours
- Students may complete community service at their own high school. Note: Hours must be earned beyond the school day.
Community Service Hours will not be accepted for any of the following circumstances:
- Service for which a student receives compensation
- Court-directed community service
- Service that is a prerequisite for employment
- Fundraising for a school sponsored activity
- Attendance at religious services, retreats, self-improvement courses, conferences or workshops
- Service to one's own family
- Unsupervised service
- Volunteering to promote a particular religious or political point of view or person
- Service completed by the student prior to promotion to 9th grade
- Service for which a student receives academic credit (except for credit earned through an approved learning course)