Please check the service opportunities section of this website and listen to the school announcements for upcoming service opportunities.
Part of the Catholic educational experience entails showing care and concern for those in need in a concrete way. The Gospel teaches us to recognize our talents and share them with others who are in need. In addition to the hours students accrue on their own, Archbishop Shaw provides Service Learning Days that are paired with the grade level retreat program.
Remember, service projects may only be completed with a non-profit organization; it is not simply work done without pay. It is done for an organization that is charitable and does not see to make a profit. Assistance to individuals or family members is not eligible for service projects. Assistance to a business is not eligible for service projects.
Each year students are required to fulfill service hours based upon their grade level.
The following deadlines have been established to encourage students to keep up with their service hour requirements and make it easier for them to obtain the necessary documentation from their non profit organizations.
Failure to complete all service hours by two weeks before the end of the third quarter will result in a detention and may result in an “F” grade for service project on the report card. Seniors who fail to meet this requirement will lose their exemptions from all exams. Failure to complete service hours by May 1st may make a student ineligible for his religion exam. A zero may be issued for his exam grade.
Be sure to check the Student Handbook for the most up to date information about our service hour program requirements.