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Service Cord Awards Program

Service Cord Committee
Shara Carlson
Room 2325

Tamra Wright
Room 2306

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                                                           Program Guidelines                                                                         

The Purpose is to recognize students who engage in a high level (qualitatively and quantitatively) of service to the community by earning the opportunity to wear a service cord during senior graduation.  Seniors completing the program will receive their service cord while being honored at the Awards Ceremony in May, and be recognized in the graduation program. In addition, at the Awards Ceremony in May, the student in each grade level completing the most hours during the previous 12 months is also recognized.


Students are required to complete a minimum of 160 hours over the course of their 4 year enrollment at Foster High School in order to earn a Service Cord. For example, if a student earns 30 hours one year, 50 the next, 35 the next, and 45 the final year, the total is still 160, and the student will meet the minimum requirement of the Service Cord Program. Students enrolled at FHS for less than 4 years will be required to earn 40 hours for each year they are enrolled. 


Students are responsible for declaring their intent to participate in the program. Service hours from the summer are allowed if the Intent to Serve form is signed and returned to the Service Cord box located in the library or already on file.  Intent to Serve forms are available in the Foster High School library and on the Foster High School website. More detailed information can be found in the files at the bottom of the page


Summer hours may count if the student already has an Intent to Serve form on file or they plan on turning it in once school starts to the Service Cord box located in the library. Students are responsible for submitting their completed service hours in a timely manner according to the scheduled deadlines. Do not wait until the last minute to submit hours. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made if a student misses these clearly posted deadlines. 

  • All hours completed between May 1st and the first day of school must be submitted September 15th.
  • All hours completed between the first day of school and the start of Thanksgiving Break must be submitted no later December 1st.
  • All hours completed during the Thanksgiving break through April 30th must be submitted no later than May 1st.
  • Important note regarding seniors: Seniors are responsible for having all Service Hour Record forms turned into the Service Cord box by 3:45 p.m. on April 15th.   


*** If any of these deadlines fall on a Saturday or Sunday, then the deadline will be extended to the following Monday.


Activities in which the student is unsure may be cleared through the Service Cord Awards Committee Chair.

Intent to Serve Form
2018-2019 After School Library Dates