Community Outreach Requirements & Grading

There are two requirements for both the service learning (on campus) and community outreach (off campus) elements that are part of the Service Learning class grade.

The “on campus” element requires students to complete coursework that is specific to their Service Learning class as well as a Service Learning Course Reflection Form.

While there are not a set number of hours required for individual community outreach “off campus”, students are required to complete two assignments associated with the individual community outreach experience. The first requirement is the Independent Community Service Hours log. The second requirement is the Independent Community Service Hours Reflection Form. Both assignments are kept in the students’ eBinder.

It is important to note that the Community Service requirements are designed to facilitate student engagement in the community service experience. While they must have some hours in order to document and reflect upon their experiences, the focus is intended to be upon quality rather than quantity. Documentation of the outreach experience utilizes the Community Service Hours Log while student thoughts and perspectives of the outreach experience are communicated in the Community Service Reflection Form. Completion of both requirements serves as evidence of participation and engagement.

All aforementioned curricular requirements are counted as part of the Service Learning course grade and should be kept in the Service Learning folder in the student’s ebinder throughout the duration of their Community Service experience at Spectrum (grades 6-12).

 

The grading breakdown for grades 6-8 is as follows:

35% Coursework - assignments specific to service learning course

35% Service Learning Course Reflection

10% Independent Community Outreach Hours Log

20% Independent Community Outreach Hours Reflection

 

The grading breakdown for grades 9-10 is as follows:

                       25% Coursework(research and presentation, attendance, active participation in 

                       service, misc. Additional assignments)

                       25% Service Learning Course Reflection

                       25% Independent Community Outreach Hours Reflection

                       25% Independent Community Outreach Hours Log


 

                       The grading breakdown for grade 11 is as follows:

50% Coursework/Legacy progress (planning assignments, project proposal, project pitch preparation,  and presentation) 

50% Participation - Mandatory attendance of face-to-face whole group informational meetings (2 per quarter) Make-up meeting with coordinator required if not present.

 

No additional community service hours or Community Service Hours Reflection are required in grade 11.

 

                       The grading breakdown for grade 12 is as follows:

50% Coursework/Legacy progress

Semester 1:  Legacy Presentation Preparation (checkpoints, blog entries)

Semester 2: Service Learning Celebration Event preparation/participation

50% Participation - Mandatory attendance of face-to-face whole group 

Informational meetings ( make-up meeting with coordinator required if not present.

 

No additional community service hours or Community Service Hours Reflection are required in grade 12.