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.
Elk Grove Garden Club - Each May this club holds a fundraising event to raise money for local community non-profit groups.
They are in need of dependable volunteers to up us set-up on Friday afternoon (5/13/16) from 3:30 pm until 5:00 pm; Saturday (5/14/16) from Noon to 8:00 pm to be runners & Sunday (5/15/16) from 10:00 am until about 11:00 am to dismantle and put away tents, tables, & chairs. Interested students should contact Gay Rigmaiden at 916-479-0323 or email@example.com
Sacramento Zoo Camp Counselor Volunteer Program - Summer 2016 - Camp Counselors have many unique experiences at the Sacramento Zoo. Students will work directly with camp teachers to prepare and teach classes for campers, lead songs and games, guide campers through he Zoo on scavenger hunts, assist in the Family Overnight Safaris, and much more. Apply by April 24th at: www.saczoo.org/zooteens.
McKee Elementary School Carnival - Friday, April 29th from 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Students are needed to assist with carnival games and activities. To sign up email Lynette Crump at McKee Elementary at LACrump@egusd.net. Please provide your name, student ID #, email address and contact #.
SACRAMENTO CHILDREN'S HOME SPRING FUNDRAISER - Sunday, May 1st, 4:00-7:00/8:00 at Jardin Rue Estate, 4475 Garden Hwy, Sacto. Volunteers are needed for take down/clean up after the event ends. Interested students should contact Wendy Beseda at 916-290-8199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arnold Adreani Elementary Carnival - Friday, May 13th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. You can sign up for 1, 2, 3 or 4 hour shifts. Questions, call Sabrina Reiser @ 916-591-0892 or email@example.com. The link to sign up is:
Access code is "wildhawks".
Summer school will be held at Pleasant Grove High School this summer from June 2nd until June 28th.
There will be an AM session( 8:00- 11:35) and a PM session (12:10 - 3:45) to allow students an opportunity for credit recovery, acceleration or grade improvement.
SUMMER SCHOOL HAS NO EXCUSED ABSENCES! Students who miss two days during a term shall be automatically dropped on their 3rd absence. Students with three tardies shall be automatically dropped on the 4th tardy. More than 30 minutes late constitutes an absence.
Transportation will be available for drop off and pick up for the AM session and pick up only for PM session.
Final course offerings will be determined by the number students who are enrolled and by teacher availability.
To register for summer school, click on the link below and complete the online registration form. Please include a valid email address. A completed summer school registration form will be sent to that email address.
Please print out that registration form and return it to the student services office by May 6th.