All students in grades PK-12 are encouraged to participate in community service, whether it involves special projects such as the Boys & Girls Club Christmas drive, or on going activities such as tutoring at the Callahan Center or working with special need students through Best Buddies.
Community service provides students with an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the world around them. In the words of Jackie Robinson, "a life isn’t significant except for its impact on other lives." Through service, students also have the opportunity to develop & cultivate their leadership skills and potential.
COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP: A program that rewards students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding to attend postsecondary education in Florida. To be considered for this scholarship students must have at least 100 hours of community service.
LAKE HIGHLAND RECOMMENDED HOURS:
9TH = 25
10th = 25
11th = 25
12th = 25
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Students must have at least 30 hours before entering their Junior year and 50 hours before entering their Senior year.
PRESIDENTS STUDENT SERVICE AWARD: An award given to students by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. Students that have earned 100 volunteer hours before April 1 of the current school year are eligible for this award.
Total hours for LHP US 2011-2012: 45,408.30
Freshman class: 6,1297.5 hours
Sophomore class: 9,460.8hours
Junior class: 12,205.5 hours
Senior class: 17,444.5 hours
The class of 2012 has a total of 46,796.25 hours.
Lake Highland supported service projects
Annual Gina Martin Run
Fashion Show for Breast Cancer
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk
Canned Food Drive
Coalition for the Homeless
Haiti: LHP partnered w/ businessman & LHP parent, Harris Rosen and raising over $232,000
Smiles for Miles
Blood Drives: Community Blood Centers of Central Florida donates $20/person towards scholarship money for an LHP student each year.
....And Many More!
SERVICE LEADERSHIP CLASS
Purpose of Class: This class exists for the sole purpose of helping others. There are 3 things we expect to do in this class:
- Educate: The classroom component, where we explore leadership styles, ethics and values, and participate in various team building and self-discovery activities.
- Expose: Students will be introduced to a variety of areas of service, including mentoring, tutoring, and serving community needs.
- Express: While we hope serving will be a life long journey, through out the class, students will journal their weekly experiences. Additionally, a service project is required.