Community Service Graduation Requirement
“ALL SENIORS MUST HAVE THEIR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS TURNED IN TO THE OFFICE BY MAY 1ST“
Community Service Contacts
Please refer to the daily student announcements for community service opportunities.
Community Service Forms
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How many hours do I need to graduate?
A: 40 Hours
Q: How many hours should I do each year?
A: It is suggested that students try to do 10 hours per year. However, students can complete all hours in one school year.
Q: What counts as community service?
A: Community service is volunteer work performed for a non-profit organization or individual or group in need. It must be done for neither money nor credit. It also must be performed outside of school hours. Any administrator or the community service adviser will determine eligibility on a case by case basis. Volunteering cannot be done for a family member.
Q: When can I get started on Community service?
A: The start of the summer after 8th grade graduation.
Q: How can I get started on community service?
A: Check out the pre-approval list on the website for places to work. Call or email the contact person listed with the place of work. Ask the community service adviser for places to volunteer. Ask your church, community, or other places if they need volunteers.
Q: How do I know how many community service hours I have?
A: Community service hours are now listed on each progress report and report card, which are both mailed out quarterly
Q: Can I do more than 40 hours?
A: The more you do, the better
Q: What is a verification sheet?
A: This form is used to verify the hours that the students did work. They must be filled out completely before they are considered complete. It is important to bring this to your volunteer location so that the supervisor can sign it. The community service advisor will call to verify the hours as well.
Q: Where do I pick up verification sheets?
A: There is an attachment on the website of this document. Please print it off and fill it out. You may also get it from the main office of the high school or directly from the community service adviser.
Q: What happens if I transfer to North Boone during high school ?
A: If you transfer to North Boone prior to the start of the 3rd Quarter, you must complete all 10 hour for that year. If you transfer in after the start of the 3rd quarter, you will not be responsible for those hours. Example, A freshman student who transfers to NBHS after the 3rd quarter has started must only complete 30 hours of community service in order to graduate.
Q: I What happens if I do not do 40 hours of community service?
A: You will not receive your diploma or graduate until the service hours have been met.