The Silver Cord Program is to recognize students throughout their high school career for their volunteerism in their community. This program is open to all students.
- All Graduating Classes=160 hours.
Hours can begin accumulating on May 1st of students' eighth grade year and finish accumulating on April 30th of students' senior year.
It is encouraged students complete 40 hours per year; however, students can accumulate the hours at any point to achieve the required hours by the time of their graduation.
For final year-end tabulation of hours, service hour forms are due by April 30th. Any forms received after that date will count for the following year's hours.
Hours Approval and Tracking
A committee of teachers approve or disapprove the hours. A running tally is kept in both paper and electronic forms. If hours are not approved, students will receive notification stating why the hours were not approved and how they could be approved, if applicable.
Criteria for Service Hours
• Activities should be supervised by an adult who signs off on the Service Hour form submitted by the student
• Activities should not be court ordered, for misconduct, or for class.
• Activities should not be paid.
• Activities must be documented by submission of the Service Hour Form.
• Parents cannot sign the form as the supervisor.
At the end of each school year, underclassmen who volunteer at least 40 hours will receive a certificate at the Awards Ceremony.
Upon volunteering 40 hours, students will receive a Silver Cord Patch. Every 40 hours after, students will receive a silver star to place on the patch.
Graduating seniors who complete required hours will be recognized at the Senior Awards Night with a certificate and a Silver Cord. Additionally seniors will be recognized in the graduation program. Cords will be returned to the school after graduation.