Service Learning 2016-2017
Each Jones student needs to complete a required number of service learning projects to meet the CPS service learning graduation requirement. The service learning graduation requirement is different for the Class of 2020. These projects will be completed through students’ academic coursework in the following classes:
Requirement for the Class of 2019
Freshman year: World Studies
Sophomore year: Chemistry
Junior year: Math 3
Senior year: Senior English courses
Requirement for the Class of 2020, 2021, 2022
Only two service learning projects are required for the Class of 2020 and beyond
Freshman Year: No project required
Sophomore Year: English II
Junior Year: Government or Civics course
Senior Year: No required course
If the student is not able to complete the service learning project through one of the classes mentioned above, please make sure he or she meets with Ms. Sajida Syed, one of the counselors at Jones and the school’s Service Learning Coordinator. She will work with the student to complete an alternative assignment.
Although earning volunteer hours is no longer a CPS graduation requirement, we strongly encourage it as it is something colleges may take into consideration when making an admissions decision. (These volunteer hours will appear on the student’s transcript.)
A completed timesheet needs to be turned in by the student in order to receive credit for volunteer hours. Each school year, the deadline for turning in summer service learning hours is September 30th of the current school year. The deadline for any hours earned during 1st semester is the last day of 1st semester and the deadline for any hours earned 2nd semester is the last day of 2nd semester.
Please refer to the Service Learning Policy Handout for more information. If you have questions please contact Ms. Marchell Goins at 773-534-8622.