Farmington School District Process & Procedures

Approved Sites

Please use the link below for a full list of approved Community Services Sites.

Approved Community Service Learning Partners

Potential partners can complete the following link below to register with Farmington School Districts to become an approved provider.

Community Service Partner Application

Logging Hours

Students will need to use the link below to log their community hours completed.

Community Service Log

Students wll need to submit this completed form to their counselor or administrator at the end of the year.

Submitting Hours

After submitting your community service log, use the link below to document your hours completed.

Community Service Documentation

Students can also upload their community service log to this form. This form should be completed at the end of the school year.

Community Service Learning Legal Requirements

 Classes of 2024, 2025, 2026

Arkansas Code Annotated §6-16-120 states that “beginning with the 1996-97 school year and ending with the graduating class of 2025-2026, a student who has completed a minimum of seventy-five (75) clock hours of documented community service in grades nine (9) through twelve (12), at any certified service agency or a part of a service-learning school program shall be eligible to receive one (1) academic credit that may be applied toward graduation."

The Community Service Learning (CSL) course code (496010), along with Arkansas law, enables students currently in
grades 10-12th  to earn credit for their community service activities.  This course remains active and is still integrated into the accountability framework. Please note ACT 720 of 2023 eliminates the requirement for the State Board of Education to approve volunteer sites. Approval from the local board remains, except when the community service is supervised by school staff. The essential components of CSL, including preparation, action, and reflection, continue to be a requirement for credit.

Class of 2027 & Beyond

Act 237 of 2023 (pages 38-39), states that “beginning with the graduating class of 2026-2027, a public high school student shall complete a minimum of seventy-five (75) clock hours of documented community service in grades nine through twelve (9-12), as certified by the service agency or organization with which the public school student volunteers, in order to graduate.

There is no minimum community service hour requirement per grade level or a limit on the number of hours a student can earn towards the 75 hours in a year. For example, a student who earns 30 hours in 9th grade and 45 hours their sophomore year will have completed the required 75 hours prior to graduation. It is recommended that students receive a minimum of 15 hours during their freshman year and 20 hours for every subsequent year.

For Transferring Students or Graduating Early

Students transferring into a public school district after 9th grade or students graduating early may receive a diploma provided that the minimum requirement for each year they attend a public school district in Arkansas is met.  The minimum number of community service hours for each grade level for those students shall be:  Fifteen (15) hours for students in 9th grade; Twenty (20) hours for students in 10th grade; Twenty (20) hours for students in 11th grade; Twenty (20) hours for students in 12th grade. For example, a student moves to Arkansas from a different state in 11th grade. The student would need to accrue 40 hours of community service to graduate.

Contact

For additional information you may contact Joe McClung, Assistant Superintendent at 479-266-1804 or jmcclung@farmcards.org