Service Requirement by Class Year
Service & Justice Requirements
Parent waivers with service placements will go out at the beginning of each semester through the Theology 1 class.
In the past, freshmen have struggled with knowing where and how to set up service, feeling anxious about showing up at a service site on their own, and managing the general overwhelm of the freshman year. The Day of Service seeks to mitigate some of these obstacles by offering the freshmen a structured experience of service in community with their classmates and teachers at respected service agencies in the community. Since its implementation, 100% of Freshmen have successfully completed their service requirement.
The Day of Service is an excused, co-curricular absence that does not impact a student’s eligibility for co-curriculars later in the same day, and participation is required.
After completing three hours of service with his class, each student is responsible for completing an additional three hours (minimum) of service with an agency that puts students in direct contact with people dealing with hunger, homelessness, poverty, physical or developmental disability, or isolation due to old age or illness.
This service requirement is due by the end of the semester in which the student is enrolled in Theology 1. A list of pre-approved agencies is available in the Freshman Service and Justice Google Classroom, and students are welcome to propose other agencies that are not listed.
No service is required in the semester during which the student is NOT enrolled in Theology 1, though all students are welcome to do service beyond the required minimum at any point and track that service.
Sophomore & Juniors
The Office of Service and Justice programming is designed to form students as men for and with others.
- Creates opportunities for students to experience solidarity with people who are poor and marginalized;
- Encourages students to attend to and understand the needs of the created world;
- Supports students in the development of habits of reflection and skills of social analysis that help them work for social change;
- Assists students in connecting their lives of faith, Catholic Social teaching, and the needs of the communities of which they are a part.
Service as an educational vehicle for heightened awareness of injustice in the world, compassion toward others, and living the Jesuit value of being men “for and with others.”
Students can now engage in in-person service activities at pre-approved agencies where students are welcomed by the agency as volunteers. When engaging in in-person service, students should utilize all Covid-19 mitigation practices at their disposal and follow all safety protocols required at their chosen service placement. Select virtual and remote opportunities are also available.
Sophomores (Class of 2026)
- End of 1st Quarter: October 13, 2023 - 4 hours of service
- End of 2nd: December 20, 2023 - 8 hours of service
- End of 3rd: March 8, 2024 - 12 hours of service
- End of 4th: May 10, 2024 - 16 hours of service
Juniors (Class of 2025)
- End of 1st Quarter: October 13, 2023 - 5 hours of service
- End of 2nd: December 20, 2023 - 10 hours of service
- End of 3rd: March 8, 2024 - 15 hours of service
- End of 4th: May 10, 2024 - 20 hours of service
Seniors opt into one of three tracks: Immersion, Independent Study, or one semester of the Period 4 Service class. Each track has its own internal deadlines and requirements, communicated to students through Google Classroom.