IB Community Service

IB Academy Service Hours 18-19SY.pdf

IB Academy @ Estrella Mountain


The IB program has an annual community service requirement. In the International Baccalaureate Program, service means, “contributing to the school, local, national or worldwide community to make life better for others, especially the disadvantaged”. Students will identify a project that is within the scope of this definition. Doing community service work, on campus or off, affords students opportunities to learn about themselves and the community in which they live. The purpose is to promote a better understanding of “community”, to engage students in action or service, and to reflect on the experience. Increased social and self-awareness, initiative, time management skills, opportunities for creative expression, teamwork, commitment, elevated self-esteem and personal integrity are just some of the potential personal benefits of a successful community service experience.

Hour Requirements by Grade level:

6th Grade hours

7th Grade 8 hours

8th Grade 10 hours