Diploma Endorsements


Authorized by Louisiana Revised Statute 17:264, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, stipulates that beginning with freshmen entering high school in the 2013-2014 school year and beyond, local education agencies (LEAs) may award a Community Service Diploma Endorsement to students completing a total of 80 hours of community service in ninth through twelfth grade. Students transferring into a participating LEA after ninth grade or students graduating early may receive an endorsement provided a total of 80 community service hours are completed prior to graduation.

Per House Bill 315:264, Act 346 the following must not contribute to the student’s Community Service:

  • Community service hours shall not count toward academic course work or graded work in any public school.
  • The community service performed shall not be related to political activities of any kind.

Access the Community Service Diploma Video to promote the community service endorsement. The video outlines requirements and offers examples of service.

Visit the Counselor Resource Library for