In the research I've done about having community service a graduation requirement, I've noticed that most of the high schools on the east coast and in the middle west do actually have it as a requirement. In the Chicago school system graduation policy handbook I found online, it says that their students have to complete forty hours of community service in order to graduate, but they have to complete twenty hours by their sophomore year. At Churchill High School, there is no requirement about having a certain amount of hours done by the student's sophomore year. As you can see, there are many different variations of having community service as a graduation requirement in many different school boards across the United States. In fact, some high schools don't even have it as a requirement! I just find that crazy. I guess they want their students to achieve greatness in school. I couldn't tell you why they don't have it as a graduation requirement.
In the high schools around Eugene, Oregon, I found, through Google, that all the high schools in the area have the same amount hours required to graduation. This means that this policy is brought to you by the State of Oregon Department of Education Board. So this must mean that most of the schools in the state of Oregon have the same requirements , except for private schools of course. Which makes me believe that each state has a certain view on community service. I personally think that the United