Community Service

One of Avon Grove Charter School's core values is that of promoting service.  We are committed to the concept that service extends beyond our school walls and that it makes a positive impact on the surrounding communities.  As a Charter School that attracts students from across multiple districts in Chester County, AGCS students have the opportunity to serve multiple communities, organizations, and people within the surrounding area.

To promote this value, AGCS requires students to complete a minimum of five (5) documented community service hours each year they are in middle school. This is a promotion requirement. Failure to complete the required community service hours, whether school or community based, can result in the school withholding a student's report card, ineligibility to participate in end of year field trips or activities, and delay in the process of grade level promotion.

Community Service is defined as any service activity that contributes to the well being of the community and/or school for which there is no compensation for the individual. 

  • All middle school students are required to perform five, documented Community Service hours for each year they attend Avon Grove Charter Middle School. Service hours can be submitted using the 7th-8th Grade Community Service Form.

  • Service hours performed prior to admittance to AGCMS are permitted with proper 

  • Hours can be acquired through school-based opportunities or those opportunities found by the student themselves.  Summer hours count with proper documentation. 

  • The following organizations are frequently looking for volunteers. Also, as opportunities become available, they will posted in our Community Service Discussion Forum below so visit frequently when you're looking for hours!

· LaMancha Animal Rescue 

· Lighthouse Youth Center, Oxford

· CompAnimals Pet Rescue

· Ware Presbyterian Village, Oxford

· Avon Grove Library

· Oxford Library  

· Plumpton Park Zoo 

· Oxford Arts Alliance

· The Bridge at Avon Grove Nazarene      

· Jennersville YMCA, Community Service Class

· AGCS PTO Book Fair 

· ELC Holiday Show  

· AGCS Green Gathering 

· ELC Art Show 


  • Court mandated community service cannot be used towards service hours.

  • Parents should not sign off on hours. Please have someone from the place you are volunteering sign the form.

  • Acceptance of documentation in regards to service hours is at the discretion of the Upper School Principal.  Hours can be rejected if proper paperwork is not submitted with all of the required/correct signatures.

  • Students may not receive compensation of any kind in return for their service. 

  • Failure to complete Community Service Hours by due date will make student ineligible for end of school year activities and field trips.