Community Service



 

Philosophy/Purpose

All students are required to fulfill community service hours each year while attending SJCH.  The purpose of this requirement is to give the students an opportunity to exercise the values of Jesus Christ as exemplified by St. Joseph the Worker.  Service is a distinguishing part of the Christian life.  “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”  (John 13:15)

All students who are entering at Grade 9 are expected to have 110 hours of service documented and on file in the Campus Ministry Office at the time of graduation. The hours required will be adjusted proportionately for a student admitted after their first semester of ninth grade.

Click on the link to print the community service form for the 2013-2014 school year.

pdfSJCHS Community Service Form 2013-2014

Freshman - 20 hours

  • 10 hours completed and documented by December 
  • 10 hours completed and documented by May
  • ***110 hours required for graduation
  • 1st Semester 110 pt final
  • 2nd Semester 110 pt final

Sophomores - 25 hours

  • 13 hours completed and documented by December
  • 12 hours completed and documented by May
  • ***110 hours required for graduation
  • 1st Semester 113 pt final
  • 2nd Semester 112 pt final

Juniors - 30 hours

  • 15 hours completed and documented by December
  • 15 hours completed and documented by May
  • ***110 hours required for graduation
  • 1st Semester 115 pt final
  • 2nd Semester 115 pt final

Seniors - 35 hours

  • 18 hours completed and documented by December
  • 17 hours completed and documented by May
  • ***110 hours required for graduation
  • 1st Semester 118 pt final
  • 2nd Semester 117 pt final

For Example:    If a Jr. students receives 85/100 pts on the written exam and 15/15 pts. for the service component, the students final exam score is 100/115 = 87% B+

 

ACCEPTABLE SERVICES BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Most nonprofit service organizations       
     
  • Hospital work
  • Volunteering at a nursing home           
     
  • Community service through churches
  • Approved school sponsored events           
     
  • Volunteering at the library
  • Organized food drives               
     
  • Share the Harvest
  • Balloon Festival                   
     
  • Altar serving/ushering
  • Working at any St. Joseph Campus           
     
  • Eucharistic Ministry
  • Volunteering at the animal shelter          
     
  • Kids Can project
  • Volunteering at Youth Impact           
     
  • Hospice work
  • Church choir                   
     
  • Work for the Christmas Village
  • Habitat for Humanity               
     
  • Key Club sponsored events
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade               
     
  • Tutoring in a supervised school setting

NON-ACCEPTABLE SERVICES BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Organizations that contradict Catholic teachings.
  • Child care for family members or any other work for family members     
     
  • School plays if part of the class or not
  • House sitting
  • Pet care other than the animal shelter
  • Anything you are required/expected to do to be part of a group or organization: Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts to earn badges
  • Student Government
  • Athletic Team Fundraisers
  • Anything you receive compensation for doing

This is a general guideline:  When in doubt ask!