Senior Information & Community Service
COMMUNITY SERVICE (Graduation Requirement)
- Non-Profit (APS definition): Organizations who have been established for a minimum of 1 year and have been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax exempt and non-profit under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code for a minimum of 1 year meet the minimum eligibility criteria as an APS approved community service organization.
- The purpose of the community service requirement is mirrored by the APS mission ‘Through a caring culture of equity, trust, and collaboration, every student will graduate ready for college, career, and life’. It is the hope that students will graduate with an awareness of the multiple needs of the community, a sense of moral obligation to help those less fortunate and the desire to make their community a better place in which to live.
- Students within cohorts 2023 and 2024 are 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 the Atlanta Public School System.
- Return documentation to the Counselor, Ms. Lawson.