Diploma Endorsements


COMMUNITY SERVICE ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS

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.

School systems may award a Community Service Endorsement to students completing a minimum hours of service outlined below.  Students may earn service hours identified in the Community Service Diploma Endorsement Categories. Access the Community Service Diploma Video to promote the community service endorsement. The video outlines requirements and offers examples of service.

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