Service Learning Graduation Requirement
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:
- 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 Mr. Swanson, one of the counselors at Jones and the school’s Service Learning Coordinator. He will work with the student to complete an alternative assignment.
Student Volunteer Hours
Volunteer hours are no longer a CPS graduation requirement, but we support students in pursuing volunteer opportunities in the community. Students may need to keep track of volunteer hours in order to be eligible for some of our school-based service clubs (like National Honor Society.) To get credit for their volunteer hours, students need to submit proof of service (following the guidelines below) so that this information can be added to their official high school transcript.
The deadline for turning in summer volunteer hours is September 23. The deadline for any hours earned during 1st semester is December 16th and the deadline for any hours earned during 2nd semester is May 24th. *Please note that students will receive 1/2 credit if their volunteer hours are submitted after the aforementioned deadlines (i.e. if a student completes 6 volunteer hours, they can only receive credit for 3 volunteer hours).
Please refer to the Service Learning page of the Student Handbook for more information.