International Baccalaureate Program Middle Years Programme
The idea of becoming contributing members of our community
is an important component of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years
Programme. Students at Lawton
Chiles Middle Academy will learn about their communities and will be provided
opportunities to make a positive difference as part of their middle school
experience. Students may also find opportunities to serve outside of school
activities. Existing LCMA students
may count volunteer hours done during the summer using the forms provided on
this page. HOWEVER, this option will NOT be available for our incoming sixth
graders because they first need to learn about IB and the Middle Years Programme
before they begin their community service.
The following minimum hours of service are required for students at each
• 6th grade – 2 hours
• 7th grade – 4 hours
• 8th grade – 6 hours
Step One – Download or read the
Community Service Instructions.
Step Two – Complete a
Community Service Proposal.
Remember, this is a lesson in creative problem solving, so you first need to
identify the problem and then create and implement a plan of action to resolve
the conflict. Turn this in to your
Language A teacher WITH the log sheet.
Step Three – It’s important that you record your hours on
the Community Service Log and get signatures for your volunteer hours. Feel free
to include several agencies on one log, but be sure you clearly identify each
agency. Also, remember that only agencies that you mentioned in the Community
Service Proposal may be used. Also, keep in mind that family members may not
sign off on a student’s log. Total the hours on your log sheets, and make a copy
for your records. Attach this to your Community Service Proposal.
Step Four –
Staple the two forms together, make yourself a copy and turn them in when you’ve
finished your required hours for the year.
At the end of the school year, your Language A teacher will assign you a
reflective essay summarizing your community service experience from the year.
Key Ideas to Remember:
- Turn your forms in to your Language A (language arts)
teacher; no faxes, please!
- You may not miss school in order to volunteer.
- Your parents may not complete your forms for you.
- Because we make mistakes, too, it’s important that you keep a Community Service
folder at home with copies of any and all forms that you turn in.
- Click here for community service
opportunity listings. (LCMA does not endorse the listed agencies. They are
posted here for your convenience.)