Nevada - Community Service Education/ Service Learning: Programs or Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to implement community service education or service learning programs.

Nevada Revised Statutes 389.165. Credit toward graduation from high school for certain community service projects.

  1. A pupil enrolled in high school who successfully completes a community service project which has been approved pursuant to this section must be allowed to apply not more than one credit received for the completion of the project toward the total number of credits required for graduation from high school. The credit must be applied toward the pupil's elective course credits and not toward a course that is required for graduation from high school. A pupil may not receive credit for the completion of a community service project if the project duplicates a course of study in which the pupil has received instruction.

  2. With the approval of the State Board, the board of trustees of each school district shall prescribe for the district the:

    • (a) Community service projects for which credit will be granted;
    • (b) Amount of credit which will be granted upon completion of each project;
    • (c) Rules regarding how a pupil may apply for such credit upon completion of a community service project; and
    • (d) Procedures for obtaining the consent of a parent or legal guardian of a pupil before the pupil may participate in a community service project for which credit will be granted.
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