Silver Cord Program
Keota High School Silver Cord volunteer recognition award:
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 15th of their senior year will be recognized at Awards night and will wear a silver cord to the graduation ceremony.
Requirements for earning Silver Cord hours at Keota High school:
- Students have the responsibility for tracking their volunteer hours, and obtaining signatures of the site coordinator and the Silver Cord coordinator.
- Students may record any volunteer hours beginning the summer before their freshman year.
- Students are expected to volunteer for a variety of causes in their community. No more than 40% of hours each year may be earned for any organization, activity, or location. Students are expected to accumulate their total hours from at least 3 different organizations, locations or activities.
- Students may volunteer to help staff members during study hall, if they are in good academic standing. No more than 40% of volunteer hours may be accumulated during the school day.
- 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.
Students will turn in their Silver Cord Forms to their Eagle Advisory teachers.