The Salinas Union High School District has a graduation requirement of 60 hours of community service. In order for students to be on track for completing the Community Service Graduation requirement, students should begin their community service during their Freshman year. Each year a minimum of 15 hours should be completed and turned into the Career Center for documentation.
To earn credit, an activity :
- Must be pre-approved by the Community Service Coordinator
- Cannot be done during the school day
- Must be for or through a non-profit organization
- Must be recorded on the appropriate Community Service Contract Form
Please note that students must complete their community service hours in at least two different categories. Only 20 hours may count towards the School Related category and only 10 hours may count towards a Job Shadow.
Work Permit Qualifications
All employed minors under the age of 18 (including minors employed by parents) must have a work permit (Education Code 49141). Work permits must be renewed at the start of each new school year or at the time the student obtains a new job. Work permits are required all year, not just when school is in session. It serves as an age certificate and states the maximum hours a minor may work. To be eligible for a Work permit, minors must attend school full time (except for summer vacation), have 85% attendance and at least a 2.0 GPA or better.Summer Work Permits are processed at the ROP Mission Trails office located at 867 East Laurel Drive, office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-3pm.