2022-23 Graduation Requirements for Service-Learning Hours
Do I need to meet a service-learning hour requirement to receive a Silver Cord at graduation?
Yes. Silver Cords are presented to exceptional student volunteers who have documented a minimum of 250 required service-learning hours.
I don’t know if the financial aid packages I’ve applied for require the service-learning hours or not. What should I do?
Review all scholarship and financial aid documents to ensure service hours are not necessary. Speak to your BRACE advisor or guidance counselor soon.
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.