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Graduation Requirement

Students must earn forty (40) hours of Community Service as one of their graduation requirements.  Students may begin to earn these hours once they complete their eight (8th) grade year.  The hours may be earned all at one time, or in any manner that meets the student’s schedule, during his/her high school years, but must be completed prior to the student’s participation in a commencement ceremony and the granting of a diploma.

Community Service is any service that is done for non-profit agencies and organizations and/or religious organizations. School service is also included. For activities that occur over more than one day, a maximum of 10 hours/day is allowed for the 40 hours of community service required for graduation.  All students will record their community service hours in x2vol, which is housed in the Naviance Program.

See instructions below for logging and receiving approval for hours worked.


Knight Valor PTSA Award for additional hours

Knight Valor is a Newport High School PTSA program designed to recognize students who have completed 100 community service hours above the normal graduation requirement.

All community service hours must recorded, submitted and approved in Naviance to count towards the Knight Valor requirement.  Community service hours must be approved by May 2022 in order to be eligible for the Knight Valor award in 2022.  Guidelines for acceptable community service hours for Knight Valor are the same as those for the BSD graduation requirement.  Namely, the community service must be done for schools, non-profit agencies, and/or religious organizations.

There is no separate application process for Knight Valor awards.  We will simply look at the number of approved hours in Naviance to determine students who qualify for the award.

Students who do not wish to be recognized as a Knight Valor award recipient must send an email to

Questions or inquiries should be sent to

Learn more about the Carla B. Vendeland Scholarship for winners of the Knight Valor Award.


Click here for Instructions to record Community Service hours


Community Service Resources

Volunteer opportunities are posted in the articles below as notices come in. Check back frequently.

Visit the College & Career Center in our Newport Library for additional help.

Click here for a few suggested organizations

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