• Community Service Expectations

    Two of the foundational ideas of the IB Program are Action and Service.  The IB defines Action as “learning by doing and experiencing” and Service as “making a positive difference to the lives of others and the environment.”  

    To help students focus on these learning outcomes, and make it clear how their Action and Service impact their lives, and the lives of others, the Obama Academy requires students to record and reflect on their activities outside of the classroom. 
    6th  through 8th graders are expected to record and reflect on at least 10 hours of Service activities. 
    9th and 10th graders are expected to record and reflect on at least 20 hours of Service Activities.
    Students should print out the reflection sheet below, or pick one up in the main office, and return it to the IB Office once it is completed so that it can be filed and recorded. 
    Logging and reflecting on their Service and Action helps students achieve the IBO’s goal for students “to become active compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can be right.”