Service learning is much more than community service. Service learning is a combination of service tasks and personal reflection of the values, skills, and knowledge gained. Volunteering time is not enough to qualify as service learning. Personal growth must take place. Students will not be dismissed from classes to complete this requirement. Students should use summer vacations, fall, winter and spring breaks, and senior presentation half-days. Students can not use hours served for community service for restitution for speeding tickets or other court appointed community service hours.
Students will need to complete the following:
- Complete 10 hours of service learning involved with or related to their future career or senior project.
- Write a detailed 500 word journal reflection identifying the values, skills, and knowledge gained through the experience.