Silver Cord Program
KHS SILVER CORD – VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARD
The Silver Cord is an opportunity for students to be recognized for hours of community service that they have completed during their four years of high school. For service hours to be honored, the student may not receive payment or credit for their service.
Students who complete 200 hours of community service during their four years of high school by April 1st of their senior year will be recognized at Senior Awards Night and will wear a silver cord at the graduation ceremony.
Please contact your student’s Eagle Advisory teacher with any Silver Cord questions or to verify in advance that a planned activity is eligible for Silver Cord hours credit at (641) 636-3491.
KHS Silver Cord Requirements:
1. Students may only accumulate 50 hours per year toward the silver cord award. Documentation of the 50 hours per year must be turned in each year by April 1. The silver cord coordinator may still collect additional hours so documentation of all hours is in a central location.
2. Students have the responsibility for tracking their volunteer hours, and obtaining signatures of the site coordinator and the Silver Cord coordinator.
3. Students may record any volunteer hours beginning the summer before their 9th gr. year. 4. Students are expected to volunteer for a variety of causes in their community.
5. Designation as “Community Service” is determined by the project or activity coordinator; not the student.
6. Students may volunteer to help staff members during study hall, if they are in good academic standing. No more than 40% of total volunteer hours may be accumulated during the school day.
7. Family chores and obligations do not count as volunteer service. However; if a large family project is planned, contact the Silver Cord coordinator for advance approval of volunteer hours. Adult family members may not sign as the site supervisor or activity coordinator without prior approval of the Silver Cord Coordinator.