Community Service

Community Service Requirement
Community Service provides students with opportunities for college and careers.  It enhances physical and mental well-being and gives back to our community.  In order to participate in commencement exercises, each student must serve 20 hours of community service (5 hours per year).  Any new/transfer student will be prorated.

Community service opportunities are posted on the CLHS website, in the Media Center, and in the entrance of the high school. Students are encouraged to seek out additional community service opportunities.  Approved community service opportunities include volunteering at a non-profit, hospital, church, or mosque. Volunteering for a political candidate will not meet the community service requirement.  Additionally, field trips and enrichment activities taking place during the school day do not count towards community service requirements.  Center Line High School Community Service logs are available in both the Media Center and main office.   Any student who performs 40 or more hours of community service during their high school career will be awarded with a Community Service cord at graduation.


  • 20 hours required for participation in commencement exercises
  • 40 hours required for the Community Service cord upon graduation
  • 80 hours required for ½ credit [applied arts]
  • 160 hours required for 1 credit.