Miramonte offers two levels of awards for community service; The Mirmamonte Service Award and The Presidential Service Award.
- Miramonte (MHS) Service Award: Qualifying rules are similar to the Presidential Service Award, with the only difference being the hour requirements to quality. Students under the age of 16 need 25 hours to qualify for the service award, while students 16 and over need 50 hours. If turning 16 during that time period, hours must be completed before the students birthday to qualify for the specific age group.
- The Presidential Serive Award: For more information, click the link in the left side bar titled 'President's Volunteer Service Award Program'.
- Graduate with Distinction in Volunteer Service Award: Starting 2019-2020 school year, Miramonte High School will recognize dedicated students who have met the qualifications and achieved the required number of hours of service by volunteering and participating in the MHS Volunteer Program. Students will be honored and receive a stole at Senior Awards Night to wear at graduation. For details refer to MHS Volunteer Program Awards. Specific qualifications are still being determined.
More InformationAward Period: Community service must be completed between April 1st - March 31st. Community Service Verification Forms will be accepted up until the second Friday in April to allow sufficient time to order the awards for presentation the end of May.
The MHS Service Award will be awarded to students 16 & over for completing a minimum of 50 hours in a 12 month period and students age 15 & under who complete a minimum of 25 hours.Volunteer service completed outside the USA will not be considered for the MHS Award if it is not affiliated with a US based organization.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. Required number of hours specify students age 16 and over who volunteer at least 100 hours in a 12 month period and for younger students (age 15 and under) who volunteer at least 50 hours in a 12 month period.
Who can participate: Students and adults, as well as families and groups who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation over the course of a 12-month period.
Restrictions: Activities should be unpaid and may not include court-ordered community service. Non-school hours spent in unpaid tutoring, leadership and Link Crew are examples of activities students volunteer to their school community. Adult examples include the numerous hours our parents volunteer and staff mentoring (such as the Wise Program).
Further award information from the www.presidentialserviceawards.gov website:
Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.
Hours by Award Bronze Silver Gold
26 – 49
50 – 74
50 – 74
75 – 99
Young Adults (16-25)
100 – 174
175 – 249
Adults (26 and older)
100 – 249
250 – 499
Families and Groups*
200 – 499
500 – 999
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award: Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime
* Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total