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Where do I direct my Community Service questions?

To apply for community service click on the link above.

The approval of community service hours is handled through PGHS administration. Click on the above link to apply for approval of your hours. Please see the information on this page for the community service definition and examples of activities that count and do not count for community service. If you still have questions about activities that count for community service, please contact Mrs. Keplinger or Dr. van Brenk in the VP's office.

What is the process of submitting my completed hours?

Once you have completed your hours for a given activity, please submit your completed prior approval form to your Advocacy teacher, keeping a copy for your records. 

Community Service Due Dates 2015-2016 School Year

Community Service Hour Due Dates:

9-11th grades: May 5, 2016

12th grade: March 3, 2016


Remember, hours will not be accepted after the due date.

Community Service Hour Information

Community Service Definition

Community Service Definition:

Community Service is a non-remunerated activity (student cannot receive payment, credit, reward or other compensation for services

rendered) whereby a student provides a needed service that directly benefits our community through a professional non-profit organization.

Community Service must take place during non-instructional hours. 

*Hours completed for a family member do not count for community service.

Community Service Requirement


Completion of community service hours is not a requirement of the High School Portfolio or graduation; however, it is worth ten points towards your final High School Portfolio grade.  Also, students who meet the community service requirement for their  9th/10th, 11th, and 12th grade will be recognized with a community service honor cord to be worn at graduation. Students who do not attend PGHS for at least three years, are not eligible to earn a honor cord, unless they provide proof of their completion of at least 55 hours of  community service completed at their prior school AND meets the PGHS definition.

Students must receive prior approval for their activity before completing it to ensure that it meets the established community service criteria. Click here to submit your prior approval form. You should receive a response within 7 days. If you do not receive a response or have questions about community service, please make an appointment with Mrs. Keplinger or Dr. van Brenk, who are located in the VP Office.

Additionally, if you meet all of your Community Service Requirements, you will receive 10 points (full credit) on the 100 point Senior Portfolio grade. If you complete 2 of the 3 years, you will receive 6 points, and if you only complete 1 of the 3 years, you will still earn 3 out of 10 points on your final Portfolio grade.







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Community Service Requirement by Grade Level

Grade Level Minimum Hour Requirement Due Date
9th & 10th grade 10 hours cumulative May 5, 2016
11th grade 20 hours May 5, 2016
12th grade 25 hours March 3, 2016

*Students must complete a total of 55 hours AND meet the hour requirement each year to be eligible for an honor cord to be worn during the graduation ceremony.

**A student must be enrolled at PGHS for their 9th or 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years to be eligible for a  honor cord to be worn during the graduation ceremony.

Summer Hours

Remember, hours completed over the summer count towards your total for the next school year...

*Incoming 9th graders can complete community service hours during the summer prior to their freshman year as long as you receive prior approval through the online process.

Looking for ways to earn Community Service Hours?

If you are interested in joining a club on campus focused on serving the community, contact:

Mrs. Lokka, Student Services, Interact Club Adviser

Mr. McCrystle,  Ms. Shoop and Mrs. Walker, English teachers, Key Club Advisors