2020/21 Graduation Requirements for Service-Learning Hours
ATTENTION: CLASS OF 2021 PROSPECTIVE GRADUATES AND PARENTS
The Service-learning Hours Requirements for 2020/21
Basic High School Graduation are Waived With Exceptions.
Due to challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and fewer traditional community service opportunities available over the past year, Broward County Public Schools has waived the 40 service-hours required to graduate with a basic high school diploma, with a few important exceptions. For details visit, www.browardschools.com/servicelearning.
Service Learning Student Volunteer Program
The purpose of the Service Learning Graduation Requirement and the Student Volunteer Service Program is to acquaint high school students with the need to provide service to both their school and community.
Service Learning is defined as: An educational method by which participants learn and develop through active participation in service that is conducted in and meets the needs of a community. Service learning is coordinated with a school or community service program and with the community. It is integrated into and influences the lifelong learning of a participant and includes structured time for the participants to reflect on the service experience.
Service learning teaches the skills of civil participation and develops an ethic of service and civic responsibility. Students can provide service in the community on a voluntary basis to public, nonprofit agencies, civic, charitable and governmental organizations and school campuses.