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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

Service Program Requirements

OUR PROGRAM GOALS

  • We hope our students will have an experience that allows them to: develop a habit of giving back to their community, to step outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves, to reflect on their experience, and to learn more about the population in which they served.
  • We also hope that the changes in our program will provide more flexibility for our families.

REQUIRED HOURS

Here are the required number of community service hours for the 2021-2022 school year

9th grade: 15 hours due April 20, 2022

10th grade: 20 hours due April 20, 2022

11th grade: 25 hours due April 27, 2022

12th grade: 30 hours due April 27, 2022

All service hours can be completed virtual, online, or in person for the 2021-2022 school year. No matter what, in order to document hours that have been completed, students will fill out a Service Verification Form, have it signed, and submit it electronically to this Google Form

Students can begin earning service hours for next year’s requirements on June 11th. All hours earned over the summer must be submitted or handed in by Friday, September, 24th.


Step by Step Service Program

  1. Student figures out what they want to do for their community service hours (see ideas below).
  2. Volunteer for the number of required hours indicated by their grade level above.
  3. Complete the Service Verification Form (parents can sign to verify their student’s hours).
  4. Either make a pfd or take a photo of the form and upload it to the Service Verification Form Google Form.
  5. Complete the reflection questions with one paragraph each in this Reflection Paragraph Form. 
  6. 9th and 10th grade service hours and reflection paragraphs are due by Wednesday, April 20th.
  7. 11th and 12th grade service hours and reflection paragraphs are due by Wednesday, April 27th.
     

Important Additional Info:

  • All service hours can be completed virtually or in person for the 2021-2022 school year. 
  • Students can complete all required hours doing the same thing or they can mix and match. 
  • If students mix and match they only need to complete one Reflection Paragraph Form.
  • We are accepting almost anything as service hours. There are only two things to keep in mind:
    • Students cannot get paid and then count it as service hours.
    • The service must pertain to someone outside of their immediate household. 
       

FAQS

Visit our service program FAQs for additional information.