State law encourages districts to implement community service education or service learning programs.
Guide to Implementing Quality Academic Service-Learning
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Wisconsin Statutes 118.33 High school graduation Standard; criteria for promotion.
(c) A school board may require a pupil to participate in community service activities in order to receive a high school diploma. (d) A school board may grant a high school diploma to a pupil who has not satisfied the requirements under par. (a) if all of the following apply:
- The pupil was enrolled in an alternative education program, as defined in s. 115.28 (7) (e) 1.
- The school board determines that the pupil has demonstrated a level of proficiency in the subjects listed in par. (a) equivalent to that which he or she would have attained if he or she had satisfied the requirements under par. (a).
- The pupil satisfies the requirement under sub. (1m) (a).