Community service is an academic project supporting our 12th grade Social Studies curriculum. It is an opportunity for students to become active citizens by developing an
appreciation for the responsibility we all have as citizens to
contribute to addressing societal problems. Students will also
have the opportunity to enhance their personal growth, build
self-esteem, and develop social skills.
At Clarence High
School we believe it is important to teach our students to become
contributing members of the community. With this in mind, it is a
graduation requirement that all students complete 32 hours of service.
A minimum of 16 of these hours must be worked during the senior year
and come from the approved senior agency list. The remaining 16 hours
may be underclass hours worked at any non-profit agency or event. 16 hours must be completed during the 1st quarter, 8 senior hours during the 2nd quarter, and the final 8 senior hours during the 3rd quarter. All forms and paperwork for community service must be processed by the community service director by May 1. However, in class assignment due dates will differ.
Many of our students work hours far in excess of the minimum
requirement. In recognition of their efforts, any senior who completes
100 hours, 50 of which must be senior list hours worked during the
senior year, will be awarded the Distinguished Community Service Award
Parents and students can view individual community service hours through the Parent Portal. Do not contact the community service director to inquire about totals. If there is a question students must see Mr. Brooks in room 226.