Service Learning Now Optional

Posted by CHCCS on 3/23/2022 10:00:00 AM

DUE TO A REVISION OF BOARD POLICY 3460, THE SERVICE LEARNING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT WAS DISCONTINUED FOR ALL SENIORS STARTING WITH THE CLASS OF 2022 (INCLUDING FUTURE CLASSES)

In February 2022, the CHCCS Board of Education approved a revision to Policy 3460: Graduation Requirements that removes the requirement for completion of 25 hours of service-learning hours. Service Learning is no longer *required* in any capacity. However, the district still strongly encourages students to engage in Service Learning on their own, if possible.

This decision to eliminate the requirement followed a full review of the program in order to increase equitable outcomes for all students. After discussions occurred with input from high school principals and the Curriculum Management Team, all agreed the Service Learning Program, as a graduation requirement, was a barrier to students receiving their high school diploma.