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