Community Service Eligibility


     Community Service is available to students currently enrolled full time in a Washoe County School District High School.

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    RENO, NV 89502
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    Hours begin when registration documents are received by Extended Studies and the semester begins.

Community Service -- How it works

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    Are you a Washoe County School District high school student? Do you participate in a community service activity? If so, you may be eligible to earn elective credit through Community Service!

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    Students may earn a 1/2 (.50) credit by providing evidence of 60 hours of community service. Community Service is offered on a semester basis. Registration must be completed before hours count.

    The requirements of the course are listed below:

     1.  The following forms must be completed and submitted to Extended Studies three weeks prior to the proposed experience:
      • Students must complete and submit the Description of Intended Community Service and Organization Agreement forms to Extended Studies at least three weeks prior to the proposed experience.
      • Students can only earn .5 elective credit per semester. Hours served to religious organizations, teams, the student’s family business, or private business, are not eligible for Community Service credit. Organization must be 501C3.   Students are not eligible for Community Service credit if they are supervised by a parent or close relative. 

     2.  The following must be completed at time of registration and prior to the student counting participation hours.

      • After receiving notification that the proposed Community Service activity is approved by Extended Studies, parents must complete a registration form.
      • The Statement of Understanding must be signed by the parent and student then original submitted to Extended Studies.
    • The Community Service Time Log documenting the hours of service must be submitted monthly, no later than 7 days after the end of the month to, with the exception of the final month. The final month’s completed time log must be submitted two (2) weeks before the end of the semester to Extended Studies.
    • S/U grades are awarded for Community Service and do not affect the student’s GPA.  
    • Failure to fully and properly complete and submit the course requirements will result in the student’s forfeiture of the opportunity to earn credit through Community Service for the semester.

    To register for Community Service:

    Download, complete and submit by mail or email to, the registration/enrollment packet to the Extended Studies Department.


    Spring registration is closed

    ***Course hours do not count until packet is received and the semester begins *** 


    Call Extended Studies at 775-353-6990.

Course Deadlines and Timelines

  • Spring Semester Due Dates (01/08/24 - 06/07/24)

    Registration opens:



    Registration closes:

     01/26/24  Friday

    Academic warnings mailed:  

     03/15/24  Friday

    Last day to withdraw without a U:



     Senior hours due:



    Senior grades posted to transcripts:



    Underclassman hours due:



    Grades posted to transcripts:




    Summer Semester Due Dates (06/17/24 - 08/09/24)

    Registration opens:



    Registration closes:



    Last day to withdraw without a U:    

     07/12/24  Friday

    All hours due:

     08/09/24  Friday

    Grades posted to transcripts:

     08/14/24  Wednesday