Community service is important to us at Discovery High School. Part of being a citizen of the world is giving back our time to worthy causes and to better our communities. That's why we ask all of our students to earn 150 hours of community service before they graduate.
This year, because of all the questions and concerns about how to document that time, we are going to make sure emphasis is placed on community service from the beginning, and someone will be checking at least once per semester to make sure that time is documented in each student's community service folder.
Tomorrow, August 13, we offer another opportunity for our students to earn community service time by helping with our move to the Thornton Building, our new home. To document that time, students will only need to write down the dates, times, and total amount of time served each day, and have one of the staff members sign off on that time. They will then need to turn in that documentation and log it in their folders when school starts.
Community service is important and we at Discovery want our students to be the kind of citizen that gives time back to the communities in which they live.