Pupil Support Services

High School Community Service

High school community service hours are not required for graduation from high school.  Service hours are required for the Bright Futures Awards: Florida Academic Award requires 100 hours; Florida Medallion Award requires 75 hours; Gold Seal Vocational requires 30 hours; Gold Seal CAPE Scholars Award (new for 2016-2017 graduates) requires 30 hours.

Community Service Requirements:

  • Must be completed at a non-profit organization, addressing a social or civic issue that interests the student.
  • Must be supervised by non-profit organization’s employee who is not related to the student.
  • Must be completed after the student’s promotion to grade 9 and before high school graduation.
  • Beginning July 1, 2016, students must identify a social or civic issue , develop a plan for his or her personal involvement and reflect upon the experience
  • Students must be pre-approved through this site or through their school for their requested community service. Parents will receive an email showing approval or denial of the request if the student’s school uses this site.
  • High school credit is not earned for community service
  • Guidelines for community service are on this site.  Please read carefully.

This electronic approval is available to students attending: Booker High School, Island Village Montessori-Venice, Sarasota High School, Riverview High School, Sarasota Virtual School, Suncoast Polytechnical High School, Venice High School, Imagine at North Port and North Port High School.

Students attending the following schools may not use this system. Please see your Community Service Contacts:

  • Pine View – Ms. Lynn Halcomb, School Counselor
  • Sarasota Military Academy- Ms. Gail  Biroscak, Registrar
  • Juniors and seniors in the Riverview High School IB Diploma Program need to see Ms. Linda Cleary for their CAS hours.

Community Service Plan and Evaluation form:         

The community service plan is a form that must be filled out for EACH site the student performs community service.  The student must identify and write about a social or civic issue and develop a plan for addressing the issue.  A reflection upon the experience is also required .  This form is available through this site

Log Sheets:
Once approval is confirmed through an email to the parent, the student can log into their account and print a log sheet to take to the community service site for signatures.  Each day and time should be logged and a signature from the parent and an adult at the site is required.

>>>>The log sheets  and  community service plan and evaluation forms are to be retained by the student until all the hours are completed prior to graduation.  The forms must be taken to the community service representative at the high school for verification and given to the registrar for entry on the transcript.

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Pupil Support Services
Sonia Figaredo-Alberts, Executive Director

Julie Zarling, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31109
Fax: 941-927-4052
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Sarasota, Florida 34231
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Tammy Cassels, Supervisor

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Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34226
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Sally Dean, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34754
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School Health Services 
Suzanne Dubose, Supervisor

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34765
Fax: 941-927-4108

Florida Department of Health Sarasota County 
Linda Glover, Supervisor
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32101 

Alternative Education, Discipline & Dropout Prevention
Bethany King, Supervisor

Patty Woods, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31113 

ESOL and Migrant Education
Jamie Rodriguez, Supervisor

State & Federal Projects
Jane Mahler, Supervisor

Betsy Hooper, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34061 

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