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Requirements

Christian Service Requirements by Grade Level: (For the 2017-2018 school year)

  • Freshmen year- Bettering Our Communities: 5 hours total
    • must work with a non-profit organization (not individuals)
    • cannot be a fundraiser for you or your organization.
    • Acceptable options include churches, youth athletic clubs, elementary schools, food warehouses, meal kitchens, etc.
  • Sophomore year- Meeting Basic Needs: Hunger and Housing: 10 hours total
    • must work with a non-profit organization that serves the needs of those who are hungry or inadequate housing/homeless
    • Acceptable options include church or community food pantries, any soup kitchen, Warm Nights programs, any shelter or halfway house programs, etc.
    • A List of Sophomore Service Options
  • Junior year-Encountering Christ in the Poor and Marginalized: 20 hours total
    • all must be direct contact (working face-to-face with those in need) hours
    • must be with a single non-profit organization that serves the needs of those who are marginalized or experiencing hardships/burdens. Must choose an organization that serves one of the following groups:
      • Elderly, Special-needs, Veterans, Sick, Hungry, Homeless or those with inadequate housing, Refugee/Immigrant
    • A List of Junior Service Options
  • Senior year-***For the Class of 2018, the requirement is to finish the 20 contact hours and complete 40 hours total***
  • Senior year(for the Class of 2019 and subsequent Classes): Men of Faith and Action: 20 hours total
    • all must be direct contact (working face-to-face with those in need) hours
    • must be with a single non-profit organization that serves the needs of those who are marginalized or experiencing hardships/burdens. Must choose an organization that serves one of the following groups:
      • Elderly, Special-needs, Veterans, Sick, Hungry, Homeless or those with inadequate housing, Refugee/Immigrant
  • Senior Service Reflection: Seniors must complete the senior reflection paper once they are finished with their senior service hours. All seniors are required to turn the senior service reflection by the end of the 3rd quarter senior year to the Director of Christian Service. Seniors who have completed all hours by February 16, 2018 have the option of turning in a written reflection OR doing a personal service interview with a faculty member. Details for both will be given during the year.

Important Due Date:

YearTotal Hours RequiredDue Date for hours (penalties added for lateness)Type of service required
Freshman + 5Hours must be submitted at the end of the month in which they are completed.


Last day to submit May service hours: May 18, 2018

must work for non-profit organization, schools, environmental clean up, homeless shelters, food pantries, rec leagues, etc.
Sophomore + 10See abovemust work with a non-profit organization that serves the needs of those who are hungry or have inadequate housing/homeless
Junior+

20: all must be direct contact

See above

must be with a single non-profit organization that serves the needs of those who are marginalized or experiencing hardships/burdens. Must choose an organization that serves one of the following groups :

Elderly, Special-needs, Veterans, Sick, Hungry, Homeless or those with inadequate housing, Refugee/Immigrant

Senior

20: all must be direct contact

Hours due at the end of the month in which they were completed


Senior hours due: February 16, 2018

Same as junior requirement; seniors may work with the same organization as junior year.

Senior Reflection Paper**

_______

March 16, 2018

Graduation requirement: may be written or in the form of an interview (if student qualifies)

  • If a student’s hour requirement is not completed by 5/18/18 the student will be assigned penalty hours and students will have until the end of summer school to complete and submit their required hours for that grade level. If the summer hours are not submitted by the appointed date, students will be removed from classes for the upcoming school year and will not be allowed to start school until all hours from the previous year are completed and submitted.

**ABSENCE IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR MISSING THE SENIOR PAPER/INTERVIEW DEADLINE. Please email paper or turn in a hard copy to the Director of Christian Service by the appointed date.