Service-Learning Student Volunteer Program
The Service Learning Graduation Requirement and the Student Volunteer Service Program are to acquaint high school students with the need to provide service to their school and the community.
Service Learning is 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 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 civic participation skills and develops an ethic of service and civic responsibility. Students can provide service in the community voluntarily to the public, nonprofit agencies, civic, charitable, and governmental organizations, and school campuses.
The Service Learning and Volunteer Service Program is divided into three tiers:
- Tier I Service Learning Hours are required for graduation.
- Tier II Service hours are required to meet Bright Futures Initial Eligibility Requirements.
- Tier III Volunteer Service Hours are required to earn a silver cord at graduation.
The Service Learning Graduation Requirement