Pilibos Community Service/Service Learning Requirement
The purpose of the Community Service/Service Learning requirement is to encourage students to expand their existing perimeters, gain valuable experiences and to cultivate relationships within their immediate community, and beyond. Community Service not only provides assistance to various agencies, but it also provides students with invaluable opportunities to grow as engaged members of their community.
All 9th-12th grade students are required to complete 100 hours of community service OFF CAMPUS by the time they graduate high school. Hours must be conducted at a non-profit organization. Since this is a graduation requirement, student hours will be logged by the counselors. A comprehensive list of community service opportunities is available in the student services center. As soon as you begin accumulating hours, please complete a verification form (forms available in the student services center), have your site supervisor sign it, and return the form to the counselor so that they can log in your hours.
Additionally, all 9th-12th grade students must complete 20 hours of Service Learning ON CAMPUS. Service Learning offers students the opportunity to support and provide positive change within the school. Students can help in a variety of ways:
- by mentoring younger students
- assisting coaches with games/practices afterschool
- helping with various school committees and events
- organizing games for the elementary students at recess/lunch
- assisting the main office/student services center
- reading to students in the library
Winter and summer breaks are the ideal time to start working on your community service hours. You can also use afterschool hours as well as the weekends. Please refer to the various organizations/agencies we have gathered on the “Community Service Opportunities” links below.
There are a few websites listed below that are also very resourceful when looking for a community service site:
Please feel free to contact the counselors for more information, help with selecting a community service site, required paperwork, hours completed up to date, and any other questions you may have.
Mrs. Maral Tavitian: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Kierstin Cabalka: email@example.com
Rose and Alex Pilibos School Profile 2012-2013
4-Year College Application Websites:
Cal States: http://www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp/
Common Ap (privates): https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/DownloadForms.aspx
4-Year College Entrance Exam:
2-Year College Application Websites:
Brag Sheet (for letters of recommendation) Senior Info Sheet:
All recommendation letter requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to deadline.
Fafsa must be submitted before March 2. Please give yourself plenty of time to fill this out. Request a government PIN in December of Senior year.
CalGrant must be submitted before March 2. Please give yourself plenty of time to fill this out.
Taking College Courses in High School:
It is highly recommended that high school students take advantage of college course throughout their high school years. This is extremely helpful for several reasons:
- Shows colleges that you are serious, motivated, and willing to challenge yourself. Even better, it offers you an invaluable advance look at college academics and college life.
- Accumulate college credits during high school and spend less time on specific classes when you get to college/university
- Choose courses/subjects that interest you (with the approval of your counselor)
Whatever your reason, just be sure you have what it takes to do well. That means having the time and the commitment to attend, do the coursework, and manage the whole experience independently. Make sure you speak to your counselor before registering anywhere.
Your counselor will also know whether:
- You can take a college class instead of one of your required high school classes
- There are any requirements or restrictions you need to be aware of
- Which nearby colleges allow high school students to take classes and how to enroll
The following forms must be completed by the high school student and signed by a counselor prior to enrolling in any coursework. Please note separate forms for GCC, LACC/VC and PCC. Copies are also available in the counseling office.