• Community service is a graduation requirement of Atlanta Public Schools!

    Update:  CO2023 and CO2024 students only need to complete 40 hours of community service.


    COMMUNITY SERVICE: GRADUATION REQUIREMENTSEarning ½ of a Carnegie unit, or 75 hours of community service, is the current requirement for graduation from Atlanta Public Schools. Students shouldbegin earning community service hours upon their enrollment into high school, and divide the requirement by the number of years before graduation so thatthey can ensure successful completion. For Example: If a student enrolls as a freshman and consistently completes 20 hours per school year (an average of2 hours per school month), they will exceed the graduation requirement as they prepare to graduate four years later.

    COMMUNITY SERVICE: A DEFINITIONCommunity Service refers to service that a person performs for the benefit of his or her local community. Step outside of your familiar environments andexpand your horizons. Strengthen your senses of civic engagement and nationalism. Broaden your educational, developmental and social goals. Prepare youto become a responsible, active citizen. As an APS student, you should deliberate, plan, implement and reflect on your community service in order to sustainthe highest quality of service learning.



    Parents and students:

    For the most up-to-date information regarding community service, please access the APS School Counseling/Community Service page.