Please see the "Community Service Organizations" tab for a listing of local programs
Spain Park High School has a voluntary Community Service Program. We encourage students to participate in community service projects for the following reasons:
1. The student will participate in a wide variety of community service activities.
2. The student will receive recognition for community service activities.
3. The student will organize a record of community service participation to attach to college and other applications.
4. The student will have an opportunity to be a full participant in Spain Park High School through earning a school letter.
The process of participating in the community service program is simple. First, the student must request a blue monitoring card from the community service coordinator before service hours will count. If the student performs service hours prior to obtaining the blue card, those hours will not count toward the service letter, however, they can be listed on the student’s college applications and resume. The student may meet the requirements of this project either through one particular activity or through a variety of activities. A student must accumulate 80 hours of verified community service (within a calendar year) to earn a letter.
Community service activities are defined as those activities which assist other people or the community itself and for which the student receives neither pay, or academic credit, nor other recognition for that activity (no double dipping!).
Activities may involve assistance to individuals, participation in service club projects, church activities, etc. Activities may involve planning if the student also participated in the project itself.
School club hours will be verified only when the activity is a direct community service held outside of the regular school day and is not a club requirement.
Activities such as fasting and fund raising projects for student clubs are not considered community service activities. Tutoring activities will be accepted if no money or credit is earned, and if a teacher verifies the activity. Generally, a parent will not monitor community service activities.