Community Service Graduation Requirements
Ashland District School, Ashland
45 hours of services and give a full credit towards graduation requirement. The community service is a required credit for graduation. That would be prorated for students that enter our district later in their career.
Bucksport High School, Bucksport
We require 40 hours and pro rate for students who come in at different times (10 hours / year). We have a form that students have to pass in and ideas are approved through a conversation with any faculty member, with admin having final say on questionable opportunities. Necessary signatures are on the form (Student, Parent, Person the student reports to for the community service). This was tracked through homeroom teachers/advisory and collated on a google doc. This was not very efficient and now it lives with our Guidance secretary who students hand forms in to and she populates the google doc.
I also have provided a "kickoff" for 9th graders where we go into the community a day in the fall that allows them to get started with 6 hours. It also gets them to see the opportunities that exist. We are planning a Community Service fair, as well for November where we have a number of community agencies come in, set up tables and let students know what opportunities exist. Only necessary for an hour/hour and a half, but hoping it opens possibilities.
Caribou High School, Caribou
50 hours for all high schools in RSU 39 is required
Central Aroostook Junior-Senior High School, Mars Hill
40 hours required and must be done by April Vacation of their senior year
Dirigo High School, Dixfield
Dirigo High School has a graduation requirement of 60 hours of community service, which we equate to .5 credits. The .5 community service credit is counted as part of the 24 credits required for graduation.
Ellsworth High School, Ellsworth
40 hours required – we encourage students to do 10 a year
Forest Hills School, Jackman
40 hours required
Herman High School, Herman
20 hours of community service is required.
Hodgdon Middle/High School, Hodgdon
10 hours per year. Because we are so rural, if we have kids who cannot get to town for a community service event, we offer options within our building before and after school for students.
Houlton Middle/High School, Houlton
We conduct a community service day each year where our entire school goes out into the community and works on projects. We also do a tremendous amount of community service through our NHS and JMG programs. It is not required for graduation, however, every student does a great deal of community service.
Islesboro Central School, Islesboro
5 hours a year for a total of 20 hours total. An hour a year needs to be completed in our Horticulture garden.
Kennebunk High School, Kennebunk
30 hours required. The form can be found on their website: http://www.rsu21.net/khs/
Madison Area High School, Madison
8 hours per year, for a total of 32 hours of community service is required. We also hold 2 whole school community service days so that students can get their hours each year just by participating in those days.
Messalonskee High School, Oakland
40 hours required
Mount Desert Island High School, Bar Harbor
20 hours required. If a student transfers in after their freshman year, they are responsible for 5 hours per year they attend here.
Poland Regional High School, Poland
Require 15 hours in the junior year.
Sacopee Valley High School, Hiram
Sacopee Valley High School requires 25 hours of individual community service. Students report and reflect on their service in their senior exhibitions. This is a required element. This is done in a presentation to family and invited staff and friends. Students are encouraged to do service for a single organization or cause rather than randomly. Hours must be documented. The Senior Seminar teacher manages community service progress. Students who have not partially completed community service hours by the end of the first semester receive a graduation warning notice along with students who are in danger of not graduating due to excessive absenteeism or academic failure.
In addition to individual community service, seniors participate in group service teams during senior week. They do a variety of projects including cemetery cleaning and reclamation (for outlying family cemeteries), community garden work, household projects for the elderly and disabled, etc. Students do about 4 hours of group community service, however if a senior has academic work that is not completed at the end of senior classes they work in our learning lab on that in lieu of their service day. They also miss senior beach day and other end-of-year events until their work is made up.
Telstar High School, Bethel
We require 60 hours over the course of a student's high school education.
Traip Academy, Kittery
We also award the Citizenship Award to any student who doubles the annual minimum number of hours (10 annually) during an assembly at year's end. Click here to see a copy of the Community Service Verification Form.