High school administrations care about the well being of their students. They aim to guide the students in a way that will prepare them for the future ahead of each student. Thus administrations of high school have certain requirements that students must finish before graduating. There is one requirement that is commonly debated by high school administration and students, this topic being community service. Community service should not be required in order to graduate from high school since forcing students to volunteer leads to false information on their records, forcing students to do so does not mean that they will continue doing community service after they graduate, and it does not mean the student will mature.
At my high school students are also required to complete community service hours in order to graduate however, I have always done community service for numerous years now. This summer will be my sixth year volunteering as a counselor at a local vacation bible school camp. When I was younger, my sisters and I all went through the camp and we have truly enjoyed giving back and helping out in whichever way we can. Through serving specifically this camp, but also through volunteering for other groups with children, I have discovered my passion for aiding children. Along with vacation bible school I have also been a homework helper at a local Elementary school, and I have been a camp counselor at high school soccer and basketball camps for young
Although community service is a great way to give back to the community, it has been tainted by its use as a requirement for high school graduates. Forcing volunteer work should be recognized for more than just a bare minimum, is unfair to those who have other obligations and provides no lasting benefit to the students. Many people and schools believe that making community service not optional for receiving a diploma could only benefit the students it’s required of but in a way it’s more harmful than helpful.
Should community service be a requirement to graduate high school ? While many high schools have made it mandatory to complete a certain amount of community service hours, many high schools don’t find it necessary and put it as optional. Students may find it as absurd or completely unnecessary to complete their community service hours while others find it rewarding. In my opinion, I don’t believe having a certain amount of community service hours should be a requirement to graduate high school.
Community service is about helping people who are in need. we should pick if we want to help, not be forced to do it because we need it to graduate. That is not the point of helping people. Community service takes a lot of time. Students already have to much to do. Community service will take time away form more important things. Although some people have argued that community service should be required, closer examination will show that it should be the students choice and students all ready have enough things to do. High schools should not require community service to graduate.
Many high schools around the country have made community service hours mandatory in order for the seniors to graduate. Not everyone agrees that this should be a requirement because seniors already have enough on their plate. When seniors are about to graduate, it does not matter how many tasks they have to complete as a requirement if they do not feel like doing it and they have no motivation they will not complete
Many schools require students to participate in community service, but I think this is a good idea. Many schools do not require students to volunteer in community service. I agree that students should have to volunteer to graduate. I think that students should be forced to volunteer for community service sometime in their high school career as it makes people work and shows them what work really is. It also gets people off there lazy tail.
My high school requires twenty-five service hours each year of high school in order to graduate, plus an additional fifteen to be involved in National Honor Society. While this may make all of the community services I have participated in sound like a mere school requirement, it is actually the complete opposite of that. Without those school requirements, I am not sure how involved I would be in my community. But due to them, I am always involved in some way.
All through high school one always wonders why certain courses have to be taken. Thinking certain courses are a waste of one’s time and how it takes 12 years just to receive a diploma. Sounds crazy to think half of one’s life is spent in school preparing to receive a better understanding of education. During graduation, walking through the stage makes one along other proud and accomplished of all the efforts that took place. This not only helps one become more educated and aware of the things going around them, but helps become financially stable with a job or other necessities in life. Therefore, high school should be mandatory for students at least till there are 18, and not to drop-out.
Annie John knows the way to a better future is bigger than what little efforts her mother can
Life was always tough for 21 year old Amanda Cofield. At the delicate age of 8, her parents passed away, and she was sent to live with her grandma. When she was 11, she had gotten into a devastating car crash making her unable to attend the rest of the school year. This caused her to be held back a year, and all her friends moved up into the campus' middle school leaving Amanda lonely. By the time she was 17, she moved to a different school, and was bullied for her appearance. At the age of 18, her scholarship for college was retracted for no specific reason.
For some students coming into high school with a mind set to continue their education after high school would be the student that would complete the 100 hours with no argument. But then you could get a student coming from a single parent home with possibly other children in the where as the incoming Freshman could feel obligated to be the other parent and therefore, 100 hours of community service being a requirement could push a kid over the edge.
Why should high school students have to complete community service hours to graduate? When students start their high school career, they are thinking about their diploma and their future. People should not have to rake leaves for elderly people or serve food for their local retirement home to go to college. Getting good grades these days is hard enough, but trying to earn a certain number of community service hours makes high school even more demanding. Helping the community is great; however, during school hours, community service can cause students to miss class work, tests, etc.
Once a student graduates from high school, entering college is a life changing experience. Performing community service projects would help a college-bound student develop the qualities that would enable them to better handle college life and beyond. High school graduates should be required to take a year off to pursue community service projects before entering college in order to increase their maturity, to enhance their social awareness, and understand global perspectives.
All in all, requiring students to do 75 hours of community service is a bad idea. Not only does it cut into personal time such as football practice to studying for a big test, it pushes students to do too much at one time. Also. not being able to have that free time after school prevents the student from being able to hold a good job since he/she would only be able to work around two to three hours a