Jackson Preparatory School has a voluntary Community Service program. The service rendered is not required for graduation. However, significant student service in our local metropolitan Jackson area is recognized at Class Days and Honors Forums each Spring and is included in their high school resume.
Students in grades 9-12: community service hours will be recorded via the x2vol.com website. All hours for the 2016-2017 school year are due April 3, 2017.
Students in grades 6-8 record service on Community Service Logs and submit them on assigned dates. Community Service Activity Logs are located on the Community Service page in the right column. Click on the link to retrieve a printable log. This year, the logs are due on April 3. Logs are submitted to the Junior High Office for grades 6-8.
All hours must be documented. No hours may be verified by a parent. Students may obtain hours through work done for agencies which are non-profit and outreach in nature. Students must do all activities through an organized agency for accountability and protection purposes. Places to serve may have age limits. Please check with Kelly Headley, Director of Community Service, if there are questions. Below are some suggested examples of agencies Prep students have served in the past. This is not an exhaustive list.
At the close of each school year, community service awards are given in recognition of the student's work. The final decision for award levels and work allowed for these levels rests with the Director of Community Service. Levels are as follows:
Hours not eligible: Vacation Bible School, Sunday School teaching, singing in church choir, etc. or any other hours associated with a faith-based place of worship; hours required for other campus organizations; personal Boy Scout or Girl Scout projects; and any hours accumulated from a for profit business.
All community service hours must come from "not for profit" agencies and organizations.
We love the idea that service begins at ‘home’ and Prep is your home! We welcome any work you do at Prep! Thank you! To earn a Community Service award at Class Days and Honors Forums please make sure that your hours reflect a percentage of no more than 50% of your hours coming from work done for Prep. So, if you have done 20 hours around Prep, make sure you have balanced your work with 20 hours in an agency in the surrounding community.
A student is required to attend 5 meetings and render 30 hours a year in service. A community partner is chosen each year in the high school. This partner is a local agency in Jackson, or the surrounding area, that agrees to receive, schedule and educate our student volunteers regarding the agency mission in the community. The community partner concept is a two-way relationship of benefit. Service Club leads the high school in service to the community partner. A student in Service Club completes each year having given at least 10 hours to the partner, 10 hours in service to Jackson Prep, and 10 hours to any other non-profit agency of interest in the local area. A member in good standing of Service Club senior year, with a record of 150 hours, (50 of which come from one focus area) is eligible for consideration of the Honor Cord for Community Service at graduation.