What is a Community Service Diploma Endorsement?
A Community Service Diploma Endorsement is a diploma endorsement that Louisiana high school students may earn upon graduation. Local education agencies (LEAs) may award a Community Service Diploma Endorsement to students completing a minimum of 80 documented community service hours by graduation. Authorized by Act 295 of the 2012 Regular Session of the Legislature, this voluntary diploma endorsement was established to:
- Engage students in their communities;
- Provide a process to apply what they have learned in a social setting; and
- Provide opportunities for students to explore their interests, passions, and potential career aspirations in an engaged, hands-on environment.
What are the requirements?
- Complete at least 80 hours of community service hours by graduation.
- Document community service hours by either logging them into the Helper Helper App or by using the Community Service Diploma Endorsement Tracking Form. You can also pick up a tracking form from the counselors office.
- Turn in the tracking form to your counselor or Mrs. Watson by the end of each semester, December 1 and May 1.
What types of community service will qualify for the endorsement?
- Click HERE for the categories recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education. The document also lists examples of community service activities.