Current Service Opportunities
The JHS cheerleaders will be decorating the entire school this SUNDAY for Hoover week. It is a lot of work decorating for Hoover week and we are reaching out to all of the clubs at JHS for help! This can count as service hours for your members.
When: Sunday, October 17
Where: JHS Commons
Time: Start time is 1:00 PM
RAHAB and Hannah's House Donations
We are currently sophomores in JAGS and for our GO Night project, we are focusing on equal rights for all. With this, we are starting a drive running from October 12th until the 22nd to gather products to donate to organizations such as RAHAB and Hannah’s House. If possible, at your convenience could you play this short video explaining our cause at the beginning of class while you take attendance? Along with this, we would appreciate it if we could place a box in your room to collect donations and pop in every so often to give an incentive to whoever may have brought in items. An example of one of our flyers is attached below.
Thank you so much for your time!
-Blaire Blythe, Sarah Henson, Emily Nist, and Chloe Howard
"Take Action" is a key pillar of JAGS, but this idea is able to be seen in all aspects of life. In any form, all occupations work to take action and better the community. By learning how to serve those around us while in high school, JAGS students will be able to use their diverse perspectives in order to make a difference in any environment they are placed in. Service brings the community together and is why JAGS is so imperative in our modern society.
JAGS Students will need to complete 80 hours of community service by Graduation
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use JAGS service hours for other organizations?
Yes! Any community service you turn in to JAGS can be used for other organizations. JAGS events and service opportunities such as Adopt-a-Family may also be used elsewhere.
How many service hours will I need to graduate?
The graduation requirement for the Class of 2025 and younger is 80 service hours. The Class of 2024 will need 70 hours, and the Class of 2023 will need 60 service hours to graduate.
Where can I turn in my service hours?
You can turn in your service hours to the mailbox right outside of Ms. Stone’s room, R100, located just across from Student Services.
When will my service hours be updated?
Your service team typically counts service hours monthly. The spreadsheet includes the date when they were last updated. If you see the amount on the spreadsheet may be incorrect, feel free to reach out to Anna Wright or Ms. Stone.
Come Visit Us
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Take Action is an essential pillar of JAGS, and the Service Portal is here to help you acquire your 80 service hours! You can find any upcoming or ongoing service opportunities here!
How many service hours will I need to graduate?The graduation requirement for the Class of 2024 is 70 hours. Every other student will need to complete 80 hours to graduate.
When will my service hours be updated?Your service team typically counts service hours monthly. The spreadsheet includes the date when they were last updated. If you see the amount on the spreadsheet may be incorrect, feel free to reach out to Olivia Putnam or Ms. Stone.
Where can I turn in my service hours?You can turn in your service hours to the mailbox right outside of Ms. Stone's room, R100, located just across from Student Services.
Can I use JAGS service hours for other organizations?Yes! Any community service you turn in to JAGS can be used for other organizations. JAGS events and service opportunities, such as Adopt-a-Family, may also be used elsewhere.
What are the requirements to graduate JAGS?JAGS Students must successfully complete a JAGS, four-year course plan, 80 hours of community service, a portfolio, and a capstone project to receive a Certificate of Global Studies from Jackson High School and the International Studies School Network.
Will parents have to pay for every trip?JAGS hosts many fundraisers that directly contribute to lowering the cost of field trips for all students.
Can JAGS students still take AP and CCP courses?Yes, Advanced Placement and College Credit Plus courses are offered to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade JAGS students. Post-secondary and Career Tech options are available to 11th and 12th grade students.
What will students get out of the program?Upon completion of the program, JAGS students will possess the skills necessary to lead, cultivate, and communicate their own ideas, excel in their chosen career paths, and work collaboratively to successfully navigate our global society.