Community Service Program

groupThe Academy for Career Exploration Community Service Program is an opportunity for students to give something back to their community. Ninth graders are required to perform a minimum of 50 hours of community service, and 10th graders are required to perform, at a minimum, enough additional hours of community service to bring their two-year total to 100 hours. Upon completion of 100 hours, sophomores are eligible to participate in the ACE student employment program. Students are asked to commit themselves to serving for two afternoons per week, totaling four hours service per week.

When performing community service students assume certain responsibilities. At the same time, they maintain certain rights when giving their time to any organization. The following guidelines will help ensure that students have a positive community service experience.

Students are responsible for:

Being honest about your scheduled time.
Cooperating with staff at your site and asking for help when needed.
Recording your service hours on the attendance sheet and turning them in when the sheet is filled.
Regularly making back-up photocopies of your attendance sheet and storing it in a secure place.
Completing all required hours.
Notifying your service placement directly if you are going to be absent or late.

Students are entitled to:

A clear, appropriate assignment.
Supervision and support.
Safe, healthy working conditions.

Students earn one half credit for each 50 hours service up to a total of 100 hours (one credit).