Pre-AP/Incentive Grade 9 Social Responsibility Requirement

In addition to being a place for academic learning, school is also a place where students become responsible social beings in a larger community and learn to contribute and take on leadership roles.
Consequently, the Pre-AP/Incentive Program requires every Grade 9 Pre-AP/Incentive student to complete volunteer work within the school community by earning the Palmer Service Award. This Program component is to be completed during the school year, and is coordinated alongside the other Palmer Awards programs. Completing this volunteer component is a requirement of the Program, especially if the student wishes to be considered for a Pre-AP/Incentive Scholarship upon graduation from Grade 12 at Palmer.
Subsequent to their Pre-AP/Incentive Grade 9 year, students are encouraged to continue their volunteer contributions throughout high school. Under the current Ministry of Education Graduation Program, all students are also required to complete a cumulative 30-hour volunteer/work component during their Grade 10-12 years in order to graduate.
Students are also required to document their service/volunteer hours by using the Social Responsibility Contract. This contract form may be downloaded and printed at the link below.
Social Responsibility Contract (PDF)