Philosophy to Community Service
We strongly believe in Community Service at Foothill Technology High School. Giving back to and improving the community which provided us the opportunity for excellence in education is the cornerstone of our Community Service program. Students are encouraged to surpass the minimum hours required for Community Service, as the student may qualify for scholarship opportunities and/or use their Community Service experiences on college admission applications. Students are responsible for securing a Community Service placement. This experience is similar to that of finding a job, a situation the student will face throughout life. An approved list of organizations is posted in the Student Services Building. Students may also ask friends and relatives about community service opportunities and search the Internet to find a suitable, local, non-profit organizations for which to volunteer.
We recommend a minimum of three different community service activities over the four years of high school, but two different organizations are required.
All students must complete 60 hours of community service as a graduation requirement typically, but due to COVID the
class of 2021 will be excused from this requirement
class of 2022 & 2023 will have their requirement changed to 45 hours
class of 2024 will have their requirement changed to 52.5 hours
Awards will remain the same
Grace and flexibility will be given when signatures are not easy to obtain
Finding the right place to volunteer
Start by checking out the approved agency list below. We have over 150 approved organizations. Please note, contact persons and phone numbers often change and we are not always aware of this. Though we attempt to maintain accuracy you may need to use the phone directory for current information.