A forward-looking, academically rigorous college-prep school with a soul.
Rolling Hills Prep ensures that our students are connected to their community through a variety of activities. Our service learning requirement is closely tied to our Sound Character pillar as students gain a sense of personal and social responsibility while developing their leadership, cooperation, and teamwork skills.
Whether they find themselves giving back in the local community or around the world, Rolling Hills Prep students understand that there is an obligation to serve the greater good whenever you have the chance.
All Upper School students are required to complete 30 hours of Service Learning (community service) per year. Upper School students may complete additional hours in their freshman and sophomore years and bank them toward their obligation for their junior and senior years. Middle School students are required to complete 15 hours of Service Learning per year.
The RHP and Renaissance Service Learning Program offers several ways for students to fulfill their requirements.
Through specific projects conceived, organized and carried out by one or more advisory groups or clubs on campus. Projects include habitat restoration at Machado Lake, tutoring at the partner schools, or planning and carrying out other opportunities.
Individual volunteer efforts that are previously approved by Mr. Boccuzzi.
Students will be placed on the Head of School Service Learning Honor Roll when they complete a minimum number of hours of volunteer time (15 hours for Upper School, seven hours for Middle School) in one trimester. Students may complete the entire Honor Roll requirement (45 hours for Upper School, 21 hours for Middle School) during the summer or in one trimester and remain on the Honor Roll for the year. Students may be asked to share their work with their advisory groups to help them reflect on their activities and to introduce their peers to potential opportunities.
The advisory presentation will focus on answering the following questions:
In what activities did I participate?
How did I help people?
How could this activity be improved or built upon?
Students who wish to volunteer for an event that is not pre-approved (i.e., it is not on the School Calendar or with a partner organization listed on this page) must email Ryan Boccuzzi at email@example.com IN ADVANCE with the name of the organization and a brief description of the proposed volunteer work.
Volunteer log forms for all service work must be filled out, signed by a supervisor (who is not related to the student) from the organization for which students are volunteering, and turned in to Ryan Boccuzzi for hours to be counted. Hours must be turned in before the end of the current trimester to be considered for the Service Learning Honor Roll. Volunteer log forms are available in the office, from Ryan Boccuzzi, or by downloading on the right.
Service Learning Resources
iVolunteer - Los Angeles Looking for Service Learning options around Los Angeles? Check out iVolunteer - Los Angeles. This resource organizes different Service Learning opportunities by category. RHP and Renaissance staff will not be present at all these events, but there are great opportunities to find a project that you are interested in. Be sure to fill out the Service Learning log form at your event.
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Rolling Hills Prep School prides itself on being a forward-looking, academically rigorous college-prep school with a soul. Every day we provide our diverse student body a high-powered traditional curriculum combined with stimulating and innovative teaching techniques both inside and outside the classroom because we believe that success in college and life is best attained by equipping our students with disciplined minds, sound character, healthy bodies and creative spirits. RHP is a private, coeducational day school for grades 6-12, located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles, CA.
Renaissance, our sister school, believes that bright students who learn differently can rise to great heights when they become empowered and confident. Visit the Renaissance website.