spacer image
spacer image spacer image spacer image spacer image spacer image
RISD Logo spacer image
spacer image
shadow image
Where all students learn, grow and succeed
spacer image
spacer image
spacer image
   
spacer image spacer image spacer image
 
spacer image Link to About RISD Main Page spacer image Link to Calendars Main Page spacer image Link to Community Main Page spacer image Link to Departments Main Page spacer image Link to District News Main Page spacer image Link to Careers Main Page spacer image Link to Parents Main Page spacer image Link to Schools Main Page spacer image Link to Students Main Page spacer image Link to Staff Main Page spacer image
 
spacer image spacer image spacer image
spacer image
spacer image
spacer image
spacer image
spacer graphic image
spacer image
spacer image spacer image spacer image spacer image spacer image
   
   
spacer image spacer image spacer image
   
Graduation
Information
College Information
Guidance & Counseling
Scholarships
Senior Service
Learning Award
TEXAS Grant
Texas Scholars Program
Texas Student
Success Initiative
 
 
 
Senior Service Learning Award
 
Verification Form (PDF)
Verification Form Spanish (PDF)
The Board of Trustees and Superintendent strongly encourages service learning as an integral component of adopted Goal 2: We will develop individual and civic responsibility.

Sharing time and talents for the benefit of others is an important part of displaying individual and civic responsibility that is reflected through our District’s goals and valued by our community. This requires sensitivity, perception of need, determination, perseverance, and dedication. Beginning with the class of 2003, students were recognized at graduation for voluntary service hours. This recognition reflects the completion of a service learning project in the student’s area of choice. Criteria to earn this award will be shared with all high school seniors.

Rationale
  • Service Learning combines meaningful service to the community with the RISD educational experience
  • Service Learning helps students make the connection between classroom and community learning and ensures they understand the extent to which they can impact positive change
  • By teaching students about the role they can play in the Richardson community, service learning also encourages life-long civic participation
  • By relating activities to real-life experiences, service learning improves workplace skills and enhances character development among our District students
  • Service Learning gives District students a sense of competency, seeing themselves as active contributors rather than passive recipients of community support

Parameters

  • Service Learning hours may be earned through religious, civic, community and school projects.
  • Credit for projects will be retroactive beginning June 1, 2013.
  • Verification of service learning must have an adult or parent signature if using a paper form OR an e-mail address for the adult or parent if using the Verification Form on RPortal.
  • For seniors graduating 2014-2016, a minimum of 30 hours will be required. Eighteen of these hours can be concurrent service hours required by another school organization such as Honor Society, Girls Service League, etc. The other twelve hours must be used only for the Service Learning Award.
  • For seniors graduating 2017 and thereafter must have completed a minimum of 60 hours of volunteer service between June 1 prior to 9th grade year and March 31 of their senior year as follows:
    • Students will earn a minimum of 5 hours during 9th grade
    • Students will earn a minimum of 10 hours during 19th grade
    • Students will earn a minimum of 15 hours during 11th grade
    • Students will earn a minimum of 30 hours during 12th grade
  • A district form will be used so that the verification process is unified.
  • The district form will include the definition of Service Learning and include a reflection component.
  • Service Learning projects that occur during the school day may be counted as well as after-hour projects.
  • Graduating seniors will receive a medal to be worn at graduation and will be recognized in the graduation program.
     
 
 
 
RISD Communications
400 S. Greenville Ave.
Richardson, Texas 75081
469-593-0000
Fax 469-593-0302
Email
 
spacer image spacer image spacer image
spacer image
 
spacer image
spacer graphic   spacer graphic   spacer graphic
CATEGORIES GLOBAL LINKS
spacer graphic spacer graphic
spacer graphic spacer graphic
spacer graphic
spacer graphic spacer graphicspacer graphicspacer graphic spacer graphic
spacer graphic
spacer graphic
spacer image
   
spacer image
 
 
Connect to the RISD Intranet, RISD Social Media, or Google
spacer image
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YouTube Follow RISD on Twitter RISD staff members can access the RISD Intranet through this link. RISD Instagram Edline Facebook Focus Link to RISD.org Homepage Link to RISD.org Homepage