All Crescent students are required to complete a total of 40 hours (not 40 hours each year) of documented community service work before they graduate. This Ontario Ministry requirement must be met in order for students to be granted the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). While this requirement is mandatory, it is consistent with Crescent’s aim to encourage the realization that as members of the community we have a responsibility to others and that our help is needed and valued.
Students are encouraged to pursue volunteer opportunities that are personally meaningful and reach out directly to community organizations within their area. Students can also find community service opportunities in the Outreach resource post in the Green Room. Community service hours, along with a verification letter, must be entered into the Crescent Volunteer Hours Form, also found in the Green Room. Students are encouraged to complete the required 40 hours of community service in the early stages of their Upper School years.