Union High School, and later the Union Township Board of Education, adopted the policy as a graduation requirement that all students would be required to complete community service in order to participate in their graduation ceremony. This requirement was put into effect during the 2011-2012 school year. The number of hours students are required to complete is based on their year of entry to Union High School. For each school year, students are required to complete 5 hours of service. A student who spends four years at UHS should have completed 20 hours before May 15th of their graduating year.
Current seniors are required to complete 20 hours of community service.
Many community service opportunities are offered by the school, however students are free to complete their hours on their own if they wish. Community service is outlined as any service that is provided by a student that does not benefit a family member, is not a club/class/activity requirement, and for which a student does not receive compensation. Opportunities are posted in the Daily Bulletin, on our Community Service Bulletin Board, on this website, and are announced on Friday afternoons.