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Service Learning

Service Learning 

All Jones students must complete a required number of service learning projects to meet the CPS service learning graduation requirement. These projects will be completed through students’ academic coursework in the following classes:

Requirement for the Class of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023

Two service learning projects are required for the Class of 2020 and beyond

Freshman Year: No project required 

Sophomore Year: English II

Junior Year: Government or Civics course

Senior Year: No required course

If the student is not able to complete the service learning project through one of the classes mentioned above, please make sure they meet with Ms. Marchell Goins, one of the counselors at Jones and the school’s Service Learning Coordinator.  She will work with the student to complete an alternative assignment.

Although earning volunteer hours is no longer a CPS graduation requirement, we strongly encourage it as it is something colleges may take into consideration when making an admissions decision. (These volunteer hours will appear on the student’s transcript.)

A completed timesheet needs to be submitted by the student in order to receive credit for volunteer hours. Each school year, the deadline for turning in summer service learning hours is September 30th. The deadline for any hours earned during 1st semester is December 20th and the deadline for any hours earned during 2nd semester is June 12th.

Please refer to the Service Learning page of the Student Handbook for more information. If you have questions please contact Ms. Marchell Goins at 773-534-8622.

Volunteer opportunities in the Chicagoland area can be found by visiting the following links:

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