Service Learning

Service Learning
2020 – 2021

What is Service Learning?
  • Meaningful community service integrated with reflection to enrich the learning experience.
  • Service learning teaches civic responsibility and strengthens character and communities.
  • Scholars can access ideas for service learning on our EECHS Resources Page.
Who participates in Service Learning?
  • All students at EECHS must complete 20 hours per semester, except those students who are completing their junior internship and or senior project.
  • Students completing internship or Graduation Project will submit the 20 hours completed during their internship to their House/Seminar teacher.

When should Service Learning be completed?
  • Service Learning may be completed from August 1, 2020 – May 20, 2021.
  • Students can log a maximum of 10 hours for credit during the summer months.
  • Each student is required to complete 20 hours per semester.
  • Service Learning hours and required reflections will be audited once per grading period to determine participation by every student. Students will receive instructions about completing reflections in their House seminars.
  • One reflection is expected and hours are to be completed for each of the following checkpoints:
Fall Semester
          • September 18: 7 hours
          • October 30: 7 hours
          • December 11: 6 hours
Spring Semester
          • February 12: 7 hours
          • March 26: 7 hours
          • May 20: 6 hours

How is Service Learning graded?
  • Service Learning comprises 30% of your grade in House for each grading period(service form = 15%; service reflection = 15%).
  • In addition, the final exam grade in House each semester is based on a capstone presentation of learning at each grade level (Design Challenge for grades 9 and 10, Junior Internship for grade 11;and Senior Project for grade 12).
  • Students who falsifying service hours (cheating) incur a steep penalty, which may include:
    • A “0” grade for the falsified service hours for that grading period;
    • A referral to the principal’s office for academic integrity;
    • Parents will be called in for a meeting with Mr. Williams, your House/Seminar teacher, and administration. The incident will be documented in your academic folder.