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.