Graduation Requirement

Every student must complete 40 hours of community involvement to receive their diploma.

Students can start accumulating community involvement hours in the summer before they enter Grade 9.

Community involvement is intended to:

  • encourage students to understand the roles they can play in their community
  • help students develop a greater sense of belonging

Students are encouraged to choose activities that interest them or explore a potential career. Some students may complete more than 40 hours.

Contact your secondary school’s Guidance Department for:

  • more information about eligible activities
  • information on how to record your community involvement hours

For further information and a copy of the tracking form, visit the SCDSB website