The Richmond Community High School (RCHS) Community Service Program has for many years provided students with the opportunity to involve themselves in a variety of enriching, useful, and practical experiences, which serve the school and community. Through community service, students can learn new skills, assume responsibilities, become aware of the needs of others, and learn the importance of unselfish serving and giving. Community service links students to the wider community and exposes them to people and situations outside their previous experiences.
In order to graduate from RCHS, students are required to perform a minimum of 150 hours of community service between the last day of eighth grade and the last day of class as a senior. However, a student is not eligible for the National Honor Society until 100 hours of the community service requirement is fulfilled by the beginning of their junior year. The community service requirement may be satisfied by participation in a single activity or a combination of activities.
2022-2023 School Year Alert!
In light of the recent circumstances of the pandemic and virtual learning, we had to make sure we kept our students safe. This meant that we had to make some adjustments to community service. This year we are back on track, and in order to provide equity for ALL students completing community service, we have adjusted hours according to grade level. Please see the document below, Community Service Hours Fact Sheet for 2022-2023 School Year.