In addition to developing academic skills, AEA strives to develop a sense of community and civic pride. To develop that sense students are required to complete community service hours each school year. Service hours must be completed in service of non-profit organizations and events that provide a benefit to others in the community.
Details about pre-approved organizations and events may be found on the school website below and through periodic offerings publicized on the weekly Tuesday Telegram or via Blackboard Connect messages sent home. Students and parents may request approval for additional opportunities not already listed by contacting the Community Service Chairperson below.
AEA Community Service Hour Requirements
15 hours/year Grades 7-8
25 hours/year Grades 9-12
All community service must be performed for a 501(c)3 non-profit organization – there are no exceptions unless approved by the community service committee.
There are many ongoing, local community service opportunities that are made available to AEA students throughout the year, as well as school sponsored community service events. Some examples include:
AEA Olympics – September
Box City – September
Concern Foundation Pediatric Toy Drive – December
Winter Shelter Lunches – December
AEA Campus Beautification Day – December
Casa Pacifica – December
AEA Booster Club 5K – March 26th
Relay for Life – May 20th
All community service hours that are completed must be recorded on the AEA Community Service Time Sheet Form. Forms should be submitted to Community Service Chairperson, Lori Garden, within three weeks of service completion.
Hours not completed before the end of the school year will be added to the next school year’s total. Students may not be allowed to participate in end of the year trips, events, or celebrations if they have not completed the required community service hours. Students who start mid-year will have to complete a pro-rated amount of hours.
Students may view their approved and recorded community service hour total on the community service bulletin board in the downstairs hallway outside of room 2. Parents may request student totals by contacting the Community Service Chairperson.
Students who exceed the total required number of required community service hours during their enrollment at AEA will be considered for a Community Service Award, or special recognition, at graduation.
All questions regarding community service should be directed to Lori Garden at firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to Community Service Resources
AEA Community Service Time Sheet
This is the form that students should submit within three weeks of completing a community service project or event.
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The City of Santa Clarita Community Links and Service Clubs
A list of non-profit organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley. Not all will offer community service opportunities, or necessarily be appropriate for all ages. Parents should discuss community service options with their students.
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A list of non-profit organizations for which AEA students have volunteered. Some examples are listed below. More coming soon.
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