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Community Service Requirement

Starting in 2007-2008 all Okaw Valley High School students will have a Community Service requirement to graduate. Transfer students will have the number of hours needed pro-rated.


Students can earn community service hours in three levels

Level 1 - School
Students will be allowed to earn up to 8 hours in this level. Activities in the level would include assistance of school personnel during the school day. Examples: office helper, library helper, teacher's assistance

Level 2 - Family and Friends
Students will be allowed to earn up to 8 hours in this level. Activities in this level would include assistance to *family members (* Outside of the immediate family or household) or friends. Examples: non-paid babysitting, scooping snow, raking leaves

Level 3 - Community
Students will be required to earn at least 8 hours in this level. Students are allowed to earn all 16 hours in Level 3 activities, but at least 50% of all community service must be in Level 3. Activities in this level include specific activities that benefit an unrelated individual or specific community organization. Students can also develop their own community involvement activities with administration approval that can count for Level 3 hours. Examples: non paid tutoring, community betterment, attending city council or school board meetings, specific activities through 4-H or scouting, etc.