All students are highly encouraged to participate in the Service Learning Elective by obtaining 100 service hours during their four years in high school. This can begin the summer prior to 9th grade and must be completed by the Fall semester of 12th grade year. Students who complete the 100 hours during their high school career will receive an elective credit. Colleges and universities consider this type of community service when making admission decisions.
During these four years, a grade will be given based on how many hours are earned. The grade will not exceed 100. For example, if a student turns in 85 hours, at the end of the Fall semester, the grade on the transcript will be 85. If a student earns less than 70 hours, the credit will not be earned.
Of the 100 hour requirement, a maximum of 25 hours may be earned from volunteer work completed for Fort Worth Christian School activities. A maximum of 5 hours per day may be earned from mission trip participation not to exceed a total of 25 hours per trip. A maximum of 5 hours per day may be earned from camp counselor participation not to exceed a total of 25 hours per camp. The remaining hours may be earned from service through other outside organizations.
Activities not accepted include:
Service performed for family and/or extended family
Community service mandated by the court
Any activity for which you receive monetary compensation, academic credit, or any other type of compensation
Activities you participated in as a part of a team or school activity
To earn credit for service hours obtained, the official school volunteer evaluation form must be completed by the supervisor and returned to the high school front office within 30 days of the duties performed. No late forms will be excepted.