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Community Service

Highlanders Have a Heart for Serving Others

All Lake Highland students in grades PK - 12 are strongly encouraged to positively impact the lives of others by participating in community service projects.

WHY VOLUNTEER?
Students who involve themselves in community service add a major component to their success in education. Giving of themselves also gives the students the opportunity to link the Christian values instilled in them to real world issues. Volunteering allows children the opportunity to develop & cultivate their leadership skills and potential.

If you are looking for volunteer opportunities please sign on to your x2VOL account then click on the Opportunities tab. Under the Opportunities tab you can find local and school opportunities that you are able to sign up for. If you have further questions please contact Ms. Gallagher in room H116 at kgallagher@lhps.org or at 407-206-1900 ext. 3277. 

FORMS and x2VOL for Upper School Students Only:
All community service hours will be added online in x2VOL, which can be accessed here. LINK forms will no longer be used to track community service hours. In order to log hours it is very important that you list the contact’s first and last name, phone number and email address correctly. If your contact has not verified your hours after two weeks, it is your responsibility as the student to contact the verifier to receive credit for the hours submitted.  If you have not created your account or have further questions please contact Ms. Gallagher at kgallagher@lhps.org or at 407-206-1900 ext. 3277. 

For directions on how to log your community service hours, follow these instructions
In order to be considered for the Presidential Service Award, students must submit their completed volunteer hours no later than March 31st, 2020.

SENIORS!  In order to meet qualifications for certain awards, scholarships and have your records sent to colleges in a timely manner please submit your community service hours to x2VOL as soon as volunteerism is completed.

LHP INVOLVEMENT
Lake Highland regularly supports the following service projects as well as many more!

  • Annual Gina Martin Run
  • Boys & Girls Club Christmas Drive
  • Fashion Show for Breast Cancer
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk
  • Canned Food Drive
  • Coalition for the Homeless
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Blood Drives: Community Blood Centers of Central Florida donates $20/person towards scholarship money for an LHP student each year.
  • Tutoring at the Callahan Center or working with special need students through Best Buddies
  • Special Olympics
  • Check out the Volunteer Opportunity Contact List as well as the following website for more volunteer opportunities in the Central Florida area, http://www.volunteermatch.org

LEADERSHIP AWARDS
Highlanders volunteered 37,456 hours during the one year period from April 2018 – March 2019.  That’s the equivalent of 18 people working full time jobs for a year! Way to Go!

RECOGNITION
Upper School students are eligible for:
  
National Honor Society
Along with other criteria, students applying for NHS must have served 30 hours of community service prior to entering Junior year and 50 hours are required to be completed before their Senior Year.
 
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Award
Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) and Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) are programs that reward students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding to attend postsecondary education in Florida.  All eligibility criteria for this award can be found at http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.
Community Service criteria: Seventy-five hours must be served during High School to qualify for the FMS Scholarship. To qualify for the FAS Scholarship, a 100 Hours must be served during High School.
 
United States President’s Volunteer Service Award
On behalf of the President of the United States, students may receive recognition from the Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Awards are given for the following Community Service hours donated in a one year span - April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.
 

  Bronze Silver Gold
Teens 50-74 Hours 75-99 Hours 175-249 Hours
Young Adults(16-20 yrs.)   100-174 Hours 100+ Hours 250+ Hours


LAKE HIGHLAND RECOMMENDED HOURS:        
Students are encouraged to complete 100 hundred hours of service during their High School years.  The Lake Highland Faculty and Staff anticipate seeing these projected results, and much more!
9th Grade = 251
0th Grade = 25
11th Grade = 25
12th Grade = 25
 
WHAT CONSTITUTES COMMUNITY SERVICE?

WHAT COUNTS AS COMMUNITY SERVICE?  

WHAT DOESN’T QUALIFY AS COMMUNITY SERVICE?

 
 

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