Students are expected to perform community service projects and/or individual activities each year. Community service is voluntary, unpaid work that helps people. Community service is not the same as an internship, job shadow, or a paid job that you are currently not being paid for.
Community service may be performed for any organization or charitable cause such as the Recycling Committee, Walk for Hunger, Jimmy Fund, Religious Organization, My Brothers Table, etc.
The Community Service requirement consists of an average of 12 hours of service for each school year, for a total of 48 hours to be completed as a graduation requirement.
Anyone who performs 100 hours of Community Service will be recognized as a member of the ”Century Club”.
Any student who accumulates 300+ hours of Community Service will receive a certificate at the Senior Awards Ceremony.
The hours cannot be the same as those used to satisfy a Program requirement of other organizations such as the National Honor Society, Court System, Religious Organization, etc. (If an organization requires 10 hours of community service to fulfill a program requirement, this same requirement cannot be applied to the requirement for Melrose High School).
Students are encouraged to create a Community Service project on their own or with friends.
To ask a question concerning Community Service, please see Ms. Berman or Mr. Corrigan.
Additional forms may be obtained in the Main Lobby, the 2nd floor Office, 3rd floor office, or in the Guidance Office.
All forms should be returned to the second floor office by the student.