The school’s leadership believes that a part of becoming a mature adult involves developing responsibility, commitment, and a sense of community. The purpose of the Noble Knights Volunteer Service Program is to foster these valuable qualities as a part of each student’s preparation for college.
Volunteer service became an official part of the DWS high school curriculum in 2000. Students may choose to work individually or collectively through clubs and advisory classes. Students should contact the Counselor’s Office for approval of their proposed service projects. Students may not serve within a family member’s employment, business, or source of income, and their service activities should reach above and beyond any normal church commitments.
During the school year, the Counselor’s Office routinely notifies students of upcoming volunteer opportunities.
- A total of 55 volunteer hours must be documented by May 1st of a student’s senior year in order to graduate from Deerfield-Windsor School.
- Students may begin accumulating volunteer hours the summer before their freshman year.
- Volunteer forms are available in the Counseling Office or on this website in the Forms section. Volunteer forms must be signed by an agency official and must be approved by a DWS counselor before hours are recorded on the student’s transcript.
- The Counseling Office can help a student determine if a specific activity qualifies for school volunteer credit prior to participation.
- The school suggests students use the following guideline in reaching their goal of 55 hours of documented volunteer work: 10th grade - 20 hours, 11th grade - 20 hours, 12th grade - 15 hours