Service Learning

Students must earn five (5) hours of Community Service per school year in attendance at CPSD as one of their graduation requirements. Students may begin to earn these hours once they complete their eighth (8th) grade year. The five hours may be earned all at one time, or in any manner that meets the student’s schedule, during each of his/her high school years, but must be completed prior to the student’s participation in a commencement ceremony and the granting of a diploma.

Community Service is any service that is done for non-profit agencies and organizations and/or religious organizations. School service is also included. To assure that the service is appropriate for this requirement, refer to the guidelines on the Verification of Community Service Form. If students have a problem with locating an agency or finding a way to meet this requirement, they should work with their counselor.