Community Service Verification Procedures
Per Florida Statute 1009.534, in order to meet the Bright Futures requirement, a student must identify a social or civic issue or a professional area that interests him or her, develop a plan for his or her personal involvement in addressing the issue or learning about the area, and, through papers or other presentations, evaluate and reflect upon his or her experience.
Except for credit earned through service-learning courses adopted pursuant to s. 1003.497, the student may not receive remuneration or academic credit for the volunteer service work performed. Such work may include, but is not limited to, a business or governmental internship, work for a nonprofit community service organization, or activities on behalf of a candidate for public office.
The hours of volunteer service must be documented in writing, and the document must be signed by the student, the student’s parent or guardian, and a representative of the organization for which the student performed the volunteer service work. Students may do more than one service project. It is the student's responsibility to know the deadline for submission of volunteer service hours. Please contact Mr. Hall or your guidance counselor for more information.
Before you start a community service project, make sure you have read the Community Service Hours Procedures above and understand the new policy.
Step 1 - Complete the pre-approval process.
Turn in the application to Mr. Hall or your guidance counselor. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours for processing. Do not begin your project until it has been approved, or your hours will not count toward Bright Futures.
Step 2 - Log your hours and complete the evaluation.
Bring the completed form to Mr. Hall or your guidance counselor at the conclusion of your project. Remember, the evaluation has to be filled out in order to receive Bright Futures hours.
Directions for accessing the number of Community Service Hours documented for your student.
- Log in through the Parent Portal (FOCUS)
- Select the "My Child" Tab
- From the pull down menu click on "Child Info"
- Select the "Graduation" tab on the left