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Community Service Form Updated for 2017-2018

STMA COMMUNITY SERVICE

STMA High School Community Service Mission Statement:

To encourage and enhance student involvement in the community and develop a desire to help others while growing as an individual and a productive member of society.

STMA Graduation Requirement

To earn a diploma from St. Michael-Albertville High School, a student must complete a total of 4 community service hours through a minimum of 2 different activities for each year in attendance. This totals 16 service hours through a minimum of 8 activities for a standard freshman-to-senior high school career. Students who do not complete this requirement by the end of their senior year will not receive a diploma. Note the following guidelines:

� Total of 4 (four) hours per year earned through 2 (two) activities for each year in attendance.

� No more than 3 (three) hours will be granted to any 1 (one) activity.

� Activity is defined as an acceptable service that is done on one day.

� You cannot break one four-hour period on the same day into two different activities.

� Students cannot earn more hours to “work ahead”, but can catch up for lost hours if fallen behind.

Definitions

Community Service - Work done for others that is not for pay and not for a class grade. The goal of community service is to improve the community in which you live or another community that might need help.

ActivityOne activity is assisting with an individual organization or event per day. Multiple activities may be earned in one day, but must be for separate organizations or events.

School Year– School year begins the first day of summer to the last day of the following school year.

Acceptable Activities

� Community activities not for pay or a class grade

� Community activities through school clubs, organizations, or church groups

� Service in any community, even outside of the STMA school district

� Non-Family individual assistance, such as babysitting, moving, painting, cleaning

� Fundraisers assisting community groups

Unacceptable Activities

� Assisting a family member/relative

� Assisting teachers, janitors or other school personnel in regular duties

� Court-ordered community service hours

� Activities related to a business for profit, or student/adult place of employment

Earning Community Service Hours:

Students’ homeroom advisors will approve acceptable community service activity hours. If a student has questions as to whether an activity is acceptable, he/she should consult the homeroom advisor for pre-approval.

Large Projects

Large project activities (i.e. mission trips, Eagle Scout projects, multi-day activities) can be counted as 1 activity per day for a maximum of 3 hours per day. However, a large project can only count for a maximum total of 8 of the 16 hours needed for graduation.

Questions

If you have any questions see your Homeroom teacher or contact Joe Peatrowsky, Science Teacher.