Community Service & Lettering information
PLEASE MAKE PERSONAL COPIES BEFORE TURNING IN YOUR SERVICE FORMS
Lettering Packets and Seniors' Community Service Hours are due
May 1, 2023 by 3:00PM
For more information about Community Service, contact Laura Vanpraag at firstname.lastname@example.org
Through community service, students are given opportunities to become responsible citizens by helping others while learning selflessness and fostering personal growth. Every student attending a Douglas County School is required to fulfill a 20-hour community service requirement outside of their home and family environment in order to graduate. To be counted toward the graduation requirement, this service must commence after the successful completion of eighth grade.
All hours must be documented on a DCSD Community Service Form along with the Student Reflection to be processed. Any activity that meets the DCSD Guidelines will be accepted.
**Make a personal copy of all forms before turning them in at the counseling office.**
Community Service hours are now available to view through your Parent Portal account. Under the Index Column in the Portal, please click on the Assessment Link.
1st Letter COMMUNITY SERVICE LETTERING REQUIREMENTS: 100 hours total
2nd Letter COMMUNITY SERVICE LETTERING REQUIREMENTS: 150 additional hours (total of 250)
3rd Letter COMMUNITY SERVICE LETTERING REQUIREMENTS: 250 additional hours (total of 500)
ELIGIBLE SOURCES FOR ALL COMMUNITY SERVICE LETTERING:
ThunderRidge (must have 5 to 25 hours)
Outside Organizations (75+ hours) Minimum of 2 outside organizations
Community Service performed on the physical property of TRHS outside of regular class hours.
Opportunity offered through a ThunderRidge HS organization but performed some place other than on the TRHS physical property.
NOT ACCEPTABLE: Required community service for program membership/participation (ie: NHS, Student Gov't, Eagle Scouts) cannot be submitted for lettering. Verify with your counselor for clarification PRIOR to submitting lettering packets.
Outside non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Denver Rescue Mission, Reading for the Blind & Dyslexic, race events, Equine Ranch Therapy, elementary & middle schools, fundraising sports events, any local community, state, national, or global program.
Businesses participating in a non-profit community service event.
NOT ACCEPTABLE: Required community service for program membership/participation (ie: NHS, Student Gov't, Eagle Scouts) cannot be submitted for lettering. Community service hours offered through ThunderRidge or a ThunderRidge organization, performed on or off TRHS property, does not count as an outside organization, and therefore does not fulfill this requirement. If there are any questions, please verify with your program advisor for clarification before performing hours.
Please download the application packet below for the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Community Service letter.
Complete and submit the appropriate form with the body of evidence required to Mrs. Roybal in the Counseling Office.
**Make a personal copy of all forms before turning them in.**