Dover-Sherborn Regional High School requires forty (40) hours of
community service for graduation. The community service requirement
must be completed before January 1st of a student’s
senior year. Senior Projects cannot be applied to the community
service requirement. The requirement must be fulfilled on an
independent basis during weekends, vacation periods, after school,
important that students plan ahead and begin considering service
options as early as their freshman year.
Placements should not substitute for normally paid positions.
Students may not receive income or tips from the service
experience. Service ordered by a court may not apply to the
Community Service requirement. Whenever possible, experiences
should fulfill needs which would not otherwise be met. Students are
responsible for bringing questions about the appropriateness of the
service to the attention of the Director of Community Service. The
Community Service Director will post and maintain a list of
on the school bulletin board. It is suggested that students
get approval for their community service project before they make a
commitment or begin the work. Someone responsible at the
location of the project will need to verify the hours of service.
In each case, the student
must provide documentation of the service, using a form provided by the school
and available in the guidance office at the High School. The
Director of Community Service will manage and verify the evidence
that the service has been completed. Any questions regarding
the appropriateness of the service should be directed to the
Director of Community Service who will determine applicability.