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Old 09-02-2017, 02:30 PM
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I'm confused Florida Requiring "Community Service" to Graduate ?

A customer of mine told me her daughter had to do 100 Hrs.
of "community Service" in order to graduate ...

Before I reveal my opinion I'll listen to what members have to say here ...
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i had to do community service in HS to graduate. private school though not public
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Originally Posted by Tommysmicroskiff View Post
I'm confused Florida Requiring "Community Service" to Graduate ?

A customer of mine told me her daughter had to do 100 Hrs.
of "community Service" in order to graduate ...

Before I reveal my opinion I'll listen to what members have to say here ...
The 100 hours of community service is not for graduation, but to qualify for the Florida Academic and Florida Medallion scholarships of the Bright Future Scholarship program.

Graduation is totally based on credits, core courses and GPA above 2.0
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I like the idea. Give them a little perspective and helpful to the community as well.
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I did quite a few "hours" of community service on my own in my youth. I was a volunteer fireman and First Aider for a few years, the experience was good for me.
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I feel like I just missed this requirement in the mid-90s but a younger sibling might have had to do it.

I think it's a good idea.
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Its a great idea...."If" implemented, and monitored properly! Which in my experience, seldom is!
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AH HA !!!!

The 100 hours of community service is not for graduation, but to qualify for the Florida Academic and Florida Medallion scholarships of the Bright Future Scholarship program.
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Why wouldn't you like that? I think people should learn that no matter if you're on the Right or the Left, you should pay things forward. It's about being human.
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I had to do it, 75hrs if I remember right. And it was a requirement to graduate, even had to have a certain number of hours by 8th grade I think it was. If you didn't meet the minimum at the completion of 8th, you couldn't go to 9th.

Although I wouldn't really call what I did to get almost all the hours I had by graduation, actual community service. But it counted so I can't complain.
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Did not say I did not like it ;-)

Good thing is that it allows the smarter and more Ambitious students to
increase the gap between them and the Lazy ones ...
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Does time spent spent working on a Florida chain gang count as Community Service ?
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Almost all colleges want to see community service on their application
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Does having a one-nighter with a fat/ugly chick count as community service?

Sounds like a crock of sht. Teach these kids how to fix things, change a tire, operate a machine, do something productive and screw community service as academic requirement.
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I had to do 40 hours to graduate high school. If I recall I did most of mine by working at a sailing school for kids during the summer. I suppose they must have some General rules as to what counts as community service. But I think it's a good idea as long as they are not ridiculous with what counts as service
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Does having a one-nighter with a fat/ugly chick count as community service?

Sounds like a crock of sht. Teach these kids how to fix things, change a tire, operate a machine, do something productive and screw community service as academic requirement.
I was wondering if I was the only one that thought this is BS. I don't think it's the schools place to require community service. Their job is to educate.

It's a parent's job to instill a sense of right vs wrong and the golden rule etc.
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Some schools require it, and some don't - it just depends on where you live.
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Can I volunteer shooting Rats at the dump LoL !
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Around here there is a mandatory requirement for volunteering - 75 hours. Most of the kids have a lot more. They start in elementary school
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Can you hire a "Surrogate" to serve ?

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