High School Community Service
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
- 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.
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.
the following schools may not use this system. Please see your Community Service
- 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
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
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
Search for possible community service opportunities: