Community Service
Pacific Lutheran Jr./ Sr. High School
1473 West 182nd St. Gardena, CA 90248 - Tel: 310-538-6863

Community Service

COMMUNITY SERVICE (Required annually for all students in Grades 6-12)

The Christian life includes acts of love and service to others. Students will be provided opportunities to serve other people while enrolled at PLHS.


Community Service Requirements

  1. Each student will be required to complete a minimum of twenty (20) hours of community service for each year of attendance at Pacific Lutheran. Thirty (30) hours must be completed by students receiving reduced tuition.

  2. Community Service should be approved beforehand by school administration. No credit will be given for hours completed without prior approval by the school principal or Academic Advisor.

  3. Community service forms must be completed in a timely fashion before the end of May of each school year.

  4. Students and their families are encouraged to keep copies of all service records at home for future reference.

  5. Students generally begin working towards their community service hours after the school year has begun. Service completed during the previous summer months may be counted toward the coming school year if approved beforehand.

  6. Each year a student receives 1.25 units on their transcript for their Community Service work titled “Community Development”. Failure to complete the required twenty (20) service hours will result in a grade of “F” on the student’s transcript. It is recommended that courses, athletic teams and clubs wishing to provide service opportunities for students clearly communicate these opportunities to those students participating in their course, sport, or club in a timely manner so that students can plan to use these hours toward their Service to Society requirement.

  7. It is Pacific Lutheran’s prayer that students view the annual twenty (20) required community service hours as a minimum.

  8. Community Service is a requirement for students in order to graduate from Pacific Lutheran.