Nantucket High School
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
~Native American Proverb
Our community service mission is to prepare students to become productive and contributing members of society, to encourage students to be active and engaged members of their community and to address important community issues. Service can unite neighbors, mobilize volunteers and encourage a lifelong ethic of public participation. We believe that our graduates should be well-rounded and understand how they can fit into our society, so while there is a great emphasis on students being prepared for the world of work, we believe it is equally important that they be prepared to contribute to the welfare of the community.
Our goal is to provide our students with opportunities within their community relating to projects they find of interest. If you have a community service project that you feel would be beneficial for our students, please feel free to contact us.
The Community Service Requirement began with the Class of 2013 (20 hours total for graduation). This service may take the form of help provided to an elderly citizen, work in a daycare center, assistance to a community organization. Service may not be performed for a business or a family member and may not be performed during the school day unless the student has a free block.
The student is responsible for contacting the individual or group to be served to set up a project or choose one of the projects designated by the Community Service Coordinator. The student must pick up (or download) a Parental Consent & Release Form, as well as a Community Service Approval Form, and Student Log from the Community Service Coordinator. The student will record the name of the individual who was assisted and the number of hours spent by the student providing the service on the Student Log. Once the service has been performed, the signature of the individual or group served must be recorded on the student's log verifying completion of the project. The Community Service Coordinator will collect these logs and maintain accurate records of each student involved in the program.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.