Student Service Program

A key element of the OPS mission is to develop well-rounded students who have completed service in the community. The OPS graduation requirements reflect that mission, requiring  students to complete a minimum of 15 hours community service each school year (for a total of 60 hours) for promotion. Service is so important to us that we will not permit students to participate in the graduation ceremony without completing this requirement.

Student service Guidelines

  • Keeping track of your hours is your responsibility. Please print a Student Service Log form.
  • We require students to complete 15 hours of service to the school and community each year, accumulating at least 60 hours before graduation.
  • We limit service done at or for OPS to a maximum of eight hours.
  • A single event may not account for more than half of your annual service hours. For example, a week-long mission trip to Peru counts for no more than eight hours of the required 15 annual service hours.
  • Community service means service done in the community. Babysitting does not count unless you are helping a family in need (that is not your own) and you are not getting paid.
  • Service performed for your family is not eligible for community service hours.
  • If you are paid for the service, you may not include the service in your volunteer service hours.
  • We will not accept service hours unless they are signed by the supervisor in charge of your activity and OPS school administration.
  • You cannot receive any books or supplies in exchange for service hours.
  • You may not count carpooling as service hours unless approved by the administration at the beginning of the year or before any carpooling has begun.
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