Graduation Requirements

Students are required to complete 40 hours of community service to graduate from the Belmont Public Schools. The 40 hour requirement will be prorated for students entering Belmont High School after 9th grade; 10 hours of service will be required for each year at BHS.


Community service activities are those which students perform to benefit at least one other unrelated person and for which they receive no compensation or academic credit. Students will be working under the auspices of an organization—town government, school, non-profit organization, hospital, nursing home, or newspaper. Service to benefit for-profit businesses is NOT applied to the requirement, even if the student does not get paid.

Community service may be performed at any time during students’ high school careers, from the summer before freshman year until the last day of classes senior year. This includes free blocks at school as well as all non-school times and vacations within the freshman-to-senior time frame. Activity format is flexible; students may elect to engage in a single activity or many, over an extended or concentrated period of time.

Documenting Hours

Belmont High School has partnered with MobileServe to help students track and manage their community service hours. This will allow students to enter your community service hours and track their progress toward meeting the 40-hour community service graduation requirement in real-time. Students can access their account through the notification email sent to their account. Check out this video if you need help accessing your account:

Please see Ms. McDevitt if you have any questions.