Community Service is a voluntary service for a school, community, or government agency for which one does not receive payment. Services performed for a business or for profit are not acceptable. Service hours do not include house sitting, babysitting, pet sitting, helping neighbors complete chores, or grading student papers for teachers. Service hours cannot be acquired during school instruction time. If you have questions regarding what service qualifies, please call Ms. Terry at 504-363-4300 or visit her in the office.
Students can begin to earn community service hours the summer preceding their 9th-grade year. While students in 6th - 8th grade can certainly perform community service, it does not count toward service hours earned. The state recommends that students earn eighty community service hours during their high school years. However, students can certainly earn more hours. Signed verification by the agency for which the service was completed must be placed on an official Jefferson Parish Schools Community Service Form and is available from Ms. Terry. Community Service Forms must be turned in during the grade that the hours are earned. That is to say, a senior cannot turn in a form for hours earned when they were a Freshman. The deadlines to turn in Community Service Forms are as follows:
FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS
DECEMBER 10 at NOON - for service hours earned from June 1, through December 9
MAY at NOON - for service hours earned from December 10, through May 19
DECEMBER 10 at NOON - for service hours earned from June 1 through December 9
APRIL 22 at NOON - for service hours earned from December 10 through through April 21
All forms must be returned to Ms. Terry in the office by the due dates. Reminders are given during announcements, on the website, on Facebook, and Grade Level Google Classrooms. As such, LATE FORMS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. Please do not wait until the last minute to turn in your forms. It is suggested to turn in your forms right after you complete your service so you won't forget.
It is recommended, but not required, that the students complete their 80 service hours as follows:
9th grade - 10 service hours
10th grade - 20 service hours
11th grade - 25 service hours
12th grade - 25 service hours.