Requirements: Students in grade
5 must earn a minimum of 12 hours and students in grades
6-8 must earn a minimum of 20 hours of community service
per school year.
Honor Society: To qualify for or maintain membership in NHS, students in grade
5 must earn 20 hours and students in grades 6-8 must earn 30
hours of community service by February 1st of that school year.
Be Promoted with Honors: Students with at
least a 3.8 GPA (and no detention halls) in grade 5 must earn 20 hours and
students with at least a 3.8 GPA (and no detention halls) in grades 6-8 must earn 30 hours of
community service by the last day of school.
HALF of the minimum required community service
hours (6 hours for grade 5, 10 hours for grades 6-8) should be submitted
to the School Office by the
first day of school(upon return from Summer Break).
The REMAINING HALF (6 additional hours for
grade 5, 10 additional hours for grades 6-8) must be submitted by the last day of school.
Additional hours required to qualify for NHS and graduating
with HONORS (see above) must be submitted by
February 1st of that school yearfor
NHS or by the last day of school for
If a student submits HALF of the required
minimum community service hours by the first day of school (6 hours for grade
5, 10 hours for grades 6-8), they will receive a FREE DRESS PASS.
If a student completes ALL of the
required minimum hours by the first day of school (12 hours for grade 5, 20
hours for grades 6-8) they will earn a FREE DRESS PASS and a NO
Students with the highest number of
community service hours in each grade will be recognized at the End of Year
Community hours must be recorded on the
Veritas Community Service Report Form and submitted
to Mr. Horn.
All community service hours must be approved
by Mr. Horn or Mrs. El-Issa before they are applied to the student’s
total. Please contact Mr. Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you
All service hours must have a verifier’s
signature to receive credit. Parents may not verify hours for their students.
Only non-profit organizations or adults NOT related to the student qualify
To qualify as community service no
compensation may be accepted.
No more than 8 hours of community service
per day may be earned.
Mr. Horn or Mrs. El-Issa have the
discretion to deny credit for community service hours not deemed appropriate or
for excessive community service hours of like kind.
Report cards will be held at the end of the
year until ALL minimum community service requirements are met.
Students in grade 8 who have not met their
minimum community service requirements will not be allowed to exempt any final
hours are earned from June through the following May of the current school
“Let us not become weary in doing
good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”