Summer is an excellent time to complete volunteer hours for Bright Futures Scholarships and Graduation. All SPHS students need 100 hours by graduation. Juniors (Class of 2020) must have 75 hours by April 1, 2019.
Must be completed at a non- profit or for profit organization addressing a social or civic issue that interests the student.
Must be supervised by the organization’s employee who is not related to the student.
Must be completed after the student’s promotion to grade 9 and before high school graduation.
Beginning July 1, 2016, students must identify a social or civic issue , develop a plan for his or her personal involvement and reflect upon the experience
Students must be pre-approved through this site or through their school for their requested community service. Parents will receive an email showing approval or denial of the request if the student’s school uses this site.
High school credit is not earned for community service
Guidelines for community service are on this site. Please read carefully.
This electronic approval is available to students attending: Booker High School, Island Village Montessori-Venice, Pine View School, Sarasota High School, Riverview High School, Sarasota Virtual School, Suncoast Polytechnical High School, Venice High School, Imagine at North Port and North Port High School. Community Service Plan and Evaluation form: The community service plan is a form that must be filled out for EACH site the student performs community service. The student must identify and write about a social or civic issue and develop a plan for addressing the issue. A reflection upon the experience is also required . This form is available through this site Log Sheets: Once approval is confirmed through an email to the parent, the student can log into their account and print a log sheet to take to the community service site for signatures. Each day and time should be logged and a signature from the parent and an adult at the site is required. >>>>The log sheets and community service plan and evaluation forms are to be retained by the student until all the hours are completed prior to graduation. The forms must be taken to the community service representative at the high school for verification and given to the registrar for entry on the transcript.