LISA Academy Community Service Guidelines
This document is intended to provide Lisa Academy students with information needed to successfully complete the community service requirements.
Information about what qualifies as a community service activity:
Students cannot get paid for the work, nor can they fill a position that would normally be a paid position.
Service MAY NOT be performed for family members or for profit making organizations.
Community service must be completed at a non-profit organization; therefore students should ask the organization or business if they are non-profit prior to performing activities. The term “non-profit” does not relate to whether or not the student is paid for the activities performed. As a general rule, activities performed at places like libraries, schools, Meals on Wheels, hospices, Habitat for Humanity and faith-based organizations are acceptable. Please keep in mind that hair salons, barber shops, martial arts studios, doctors’ offices and physical therapy facilities are FOR PROFIT businesses and therefore unacceptable, even if you volunteer to help in them. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that the hours are properly logged in by the organization.
Membership in a service club or organization does not constitute service. However, if the club performs service activities in the community or school beyond club meeting times, this can be counted as service.
Service may NOT be performed during the school day except during a student’s lunch period. Service must be performed during the students’ own time (before/after school and/or weekends).
Exceptions: Activities performed at faith-based organizations such as churches, synagogues or mosques will be counted towards the community service requirement as long as the activities are NOT religious in nature. For example, activities performed at an after school program housed in a church will count, but assisting in a worship service or Bible Study does not count.
Record Keeping: Students must summit this form from their own school email. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure to provide valid official email of the organization or supervisor. It is also the responsibility of the student to make sure supervisor confirms the community service hours via email provided by student. Students will not get the service hours until they are confirmed by the supervisor through email.
Academic Dishonesty: Disciplinary action will occur for any student who has submitted forged or false documentation for community service. The student will not receive credit for the service and the matter will be handled in a manner consistent with LISA ACADEMY Student handbook.
Please understand that community service is a graduation requirement. Lisa Academy requests the substantial number of 75 hours community service for a diploma.
IF YOU ARE NOT CERTAIN WHETHER OR NOT AN ACTIVITY WILL COUNT, please contact your College Counselor.