Community Service Requirements - Sacred Heart High School - Waterbury, CT

Community Service Requirements

ADVISORY GROUPS

Advisory groups of approximately 12-15 students meet on a bi-monthly basis. Groups will meet with a staff advisor who will provide academic and personal support and will help to foster communication skills, team building, trust, and self-esteem. The advisor will become a primary contact person for students regarding their community service component. Each Advisory will meet for approximately 20 minutes.

COMMUNITY SERVICE GUIDELINES

  1. Students must complete at least 50 hours of community service during their 4 year high school career as part of their graduation requirement. Students will complete a minimum of 10 hours each year in the 9th and 10th grades and 15 hours each year in the 11th and 12th grades.
  2. All hours must be logged with the Director of Guidance, who will be serving as the Community Service Coordinator.
  3. Students must complete a Community Service Application for each different activity, not for each hour. If a student donates 10 hours to a local soup kitchen, he needs only one form for the entire 10 hours.
  4. Students need should check with either Ms. Taylor or Mr. Azzara if they have questions as to the appropriateness of an activity.
  5. Applications need to be signed by the sponsor or the supervisor of the activity in order for students to receive credit.
  6. The following regulations exist for an activity to be counted as Service:
    • The activity cannot be for pay.
    • The activity cannot be work for a parent or sibling.
    • The work cannot be for a profit company unless connected to the company’s established Community Service program.
    • Students may use the community service hours they have donated for a religious obligation or civic organization.
    • Students may volunteer for a local community organization or municipality.
    • Students may use hours working as an in-school tutor or aide.
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