Jesus called all of us to serve others. Our volunteer community service program is a graduation requirement for the students of Sacred Heart Academy. A minimum of 100 hours is required from each student in grades 7-12. Student’s hours may be served in the community, parish, or other service areas approved by the program coordinator. Junior high students are required to serve ten hours per year, while high school students are required to serve 20 hours per year. Seniors must have their required hours turned in and verified by the last school day in April of their graduation year. Students who earn 150 or more hours will receive a service cord at the junior/senior awards night to be worn at graduation. The hours will be prorated for new students who enroll at SHA after 7th grade.
SHA recognizes the value of service as significant to the life of Jesus and, by extension, to His Church. A formal community service program enriches the lives of our students and the communities in which they live. The program contributes to the fulfillment of our school mission, and it also gives our students the necessary service experience colleges expect from scholarship applicants.
Service is any act of giving assistance or advantage to another. Service is using God-given talents to help another person. Service is freely given. Under no circumstance should a student be compensated in any way (financial, etc.) for their service.
Our Community Service Program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and responsibilities of contributing their time and talent to those in need.