Community Service Requirements

DC Public Schools has announced a reduction in the community service requirements for the Class of 2023. All students who graduate in 2023 must complete a minimum of 12 hours of volunteer community service. This exemption to DC regulations requiring 100 hours of community service applies only to the Class of 2023. For younger grades, the city is gradually reintroducing community service hours for over the next four years, with more details to come. Students who transfer into DCPS during SY22-23 and graduate in 2023 will have the community service hour requirement waived.

Community service must be completed through a 501(c)(3) organization or a federal, state, or local government agency. Students must properly document volunteer hours by submitting a signed, complete community service form to earn community service hours that count towards the graduation requirement.

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