Every high school student must fulfill the service-learning requirement to graduate. Every sophomore must earn at least 20 service hours in order to be promoted to junior status (this applies to the graduating class of 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).
Each service-learning project must have the following components:
Each school will decide how students complete service-learning projects. All CPS high schools must develop a strategy to ensure that all students can fully participate in service-learning projects during their years in high school.
For the graduating classes of 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 ONLY schools decide how students will earn service-learning from the following options:
For the graduating class of 2020 and beyond (incoming Freshman of 2016-2017 SY) schools decicde how students will earn service-learning from the following options:
Students can complete projects in one of three ways:
Students must get approval from the Service-Learning Coach at their school prior to beginning the project. Students who participate in service-learning projects that have not been approved or do not meet service-learning criteria will not receive credit toward graduation.
If you are working on your own to complete your service-learning project, be sure that you do not: