• Current service learning opportunities

    Click here for a list of non-profit organizations that offer service learning opportunities.

    Overview

    Service May Be Performed in the Following Ways:

    • School club or activity group;
    • Approved agency or organization within the community;
    • Student- or class-initiated projects within the school or community;
    • Religious or civic organizations
    • Activities on behalf of specific political candidates or issues, generally limited to 20 hours.

    *The above guidelines were developed by a committee of parents, faculty members, and administrators who worked during the summer of 1993 to incorporate the ideas and recommendations of the entire Westside staff into a viable, workable graduation requirement and program.

    Service Guidelines

    1) Hours required by Grade Level

    Seniors: 50 hours, Juniors: 50 hours, Sophomores: 60 hours, Freshmen: 80 hours

    2) Limitations on hours:
    The following activities have a limit of 20 hours maximum.  All remaining hours done in each category are considered honor service hours.

    • Political Campaigns
    • Family OR Individual Service (babysitting, routine chores, or assisting an able person do not count.  A “need” MUST be present.
    • 8 hours maximum per day for extended service projects (i.e. camp counselors, mission trips, day long projects)  Travel time or sightseeing time is not included.

    3) Hours must be PRE-approved by homeroom teacher!

    4) Only hours for NON-PROFIT organizations are acceptable.

     

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Service Learning?

  • Is Service Learning a graduation requirement?

  • Are there Service Learning opportunities through school?

  • What is the process for gaining Service Learning credit?

  • How often is PowerSchool updated?

  • Can my 8th grade student earn hours prior to entering high school?

  • How do I get a form in the summer?

  • Who do I contact if the hours listed on PowerSchool are incorrect?