• Student Volunteer Service Program

    THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS INCORPORATED SERVICE LEARNING AND VOLUNTEER SERVICE INTO THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. ANY STUDENT WHO WISHES TO EARN A STANDARD DIPLOMA MUST MEET THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT OF 40 DOCUMENTED HOURS IN THE STUDENT VOLUNTEER SERVICE PROGRAM.

    For Bright Futures Scholarship Program Service Learning Hour requirements, please visit https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPBFMAIN/SAPBFMAIN

    Service Learning Hours deadline for 2023 Seniors to earn the Silver Cord (250+ hours) for graduation is April 14th, 2023.

    Per the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program: Service Hours Each district school board and the administrators of a nonpublic school must establish approved activities and the process for documentation of service hours including the deadline by which service hours must be completed. Service hours may include, but are not limited to, a business or governmental internship, work for a nonprofit community service organization, or activities on behalf of a candidate for public office. Except for credit earned through service-learning courses, the student may not receive remuneration or academic credit for the service work performed. The hours must be documented in writing, and signed by the student, the student's parent or guardian, and a representative of the organization. Additionally, the student must identify a social or civic issue or professional area, develop a plan for personal involvement in addressing the issue or learning about the area, and through papers or other presentations, evaluate and reflect upon the experience. 


    Paid Work Hours for Bright Futures 

    The paid work hours' form is for students to use when documenting work hours. 

    • These are for Bright Futures Purposes ONLY.   They cannot be used for graduation required community service nor the Silver Cord.   

    • The paid work hours must have occurred on July 1, 2022 and after, since this is when the state statute went into effect. 

    • ALL Bright Futures awards require 100 paid work hours, regardless of the amount of community service required.  (i.e. for the Medallion (FMS/75%) they need 75 service hours OR 100 paid work hours) 

    • You cannot mix and match community service and paid work. 

    BCPS Work Hours Form