APS Student Community Service
COMMUNITY SERVICE: GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
**Due to the impact of the pandemic on the accrual of community service hours, students within cohorts 2023 and 2024 are only required to earn 40 hours of community service to graduate.
For students in cohorts 2025 and beyond, earning ½ of a Carnegie unit, or 75 hours of community service, is the requirement for graduation from Atlanta Public Schools. To avoid procrastination, students in cohorts 2025 and beyond are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum of 20 community service hours per school year for three years, and complete 15 community service hours during the fourth and final year of high school (for a total of 75 hours over a four-year period).
COMMUNITY SERVICE: 2022 -2023 GUIDELINES
APS students and families are encouraged to reference the 2022-2023 Community Services Guidelines that are effective December 1, 2022. These guidelines serve as an aid to assist students in planning to meet the service graduation requirement. Students should consult with their school counselor if they have questions related to the guidelines or service opportunities.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: TRACKING
To aid students and schools in the tracking and monitoring of community service hours, the district has partnered with MyVoluntier. MyVoluntier is the district-selected web application used to find, track, and mobilize individuals to better impact their communities. To view service opportunities and track service hours in real time, students may access MyVoluntier via the portal which is located within MyBackpack.
- Families, watch a School Counseling/MyVoluntier parent training (recorded 1.19.23)
- Watch the MyVoluntier ‘How To’ Video for Students
COMMUNITY SERVICE: PARTNERS
APS values community-based nonprofit organizations that are making a difference. We invite you to become a partner with Atlanta Public Schools. Non-profit organizations who are interested in partnering with APS to provide service opportunities for high school students should access and complete the MyVoluntier partner request link: https://tinyurl.com/yv935fh4. Potential partners should expect to receive a response from MyVoluntier within 2-3 business days. Questions or concerns regarding MyVoluntier can be directed to Mr. Aubrey Gibson, MyVoluntier CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Rashida Askia at Rashida.Askia@atlanta.k12.ga.us.
- Partners, watch the MyVoluntier Partner ‘How To’ video
COMMUNITY SERVICE: ADDITIONAL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to MyVoluntier, students may access the following additional online sites to seek service opportunities: