The Silver Cord Program is a service program available to all East High students. To qualify for this award, students must volunteer a minimum of 40 hours of service during their sophomore, junior, and senior year, for a total of at least 120 hours. Students cannot average 40 hours over the three-year span. Forty hours must be completed within each school year. Freshman students may start earning hours during the summer after their Freshman year. These hours will be applied toward the hours needed for their Sophomore year.
Silver Cord of Service Award recipients (who successfully complete the number of hours necessary) will have the distinct honor of wearing a silver cord during their graduation ceremony.
This is a self-directed program. Students are responsible for turning in all of their hours. Hours MUST be submitted each year to verify that 40 hours of community service have been completed.
Lady Rodriquez Campos
Here’s How Students Can Get Started
The Silver Cord Program begins sophomore year. The summer following freshman year, students can begin earning hours towards their sophomore year quota.
Students should consider completing activities or working with organizations that interest them.
Silver Cord hours must meet a clearly defined need for an agency, charity program, church, political agency, social service, group, or community event. If there is an activity in question, you should have it pre-approved by the Silver Cord Advisor at East High. The approved service hours must be completed for “non-pay.”
Students should always contact the organization site to schedule and confirm all service activities prior to volunteering.
Students can print the Silver Cord Award Form or pick one up in the main office during the school year.
Hours in question will be reviewed by the East High administrative team.