In keeping with the Gospel teaching that Jesus came to serve not to be served, each student must complete 150 service hours before graduation from Saint Michael. Students will serve with an attitude of joy and charity as God loves a cheerful giver. Service hour requirements are assigned per grade level and gradually increase as students become more accustomed to the academic rigors of high school. There are two categories of student service hours: service to school and service to community.
Freshmen – 20 hrs (10 - Service to School / 10 - Service to Community)
Sophomores – 30 hrs (15 - Service to School / 15 - Service to Community)
Juniors – 45 hrs (20 - Service to School / 25 - Service to Community)
Seniors – 55 hrs (25 - Service to School / 30 - Service to Community)
Service to the school activities include assisting in the basic upkeep of buildings and grounds, serving at bingo, helping with fundraising events (outside of athletic team or club fundraising events), participating in marketing/recruiting events, lifeguarding, serving as building marshal staff, etc.
Service to community activities include assisting pro-life organizations, helping at a church sponsored thrift store or food pantry, engaging in a pro-life activity (Life Chain, 40-Days for Life, prayer outside of abortion clinics), etc..
Service to community for seniors includes the senior “Make a Difference” project in which 25 hours is required.
Service hours need to be reported to the Service Hour Coordinator on no less than a monthly basis. Service hours will be pro-rated for transfer students as appropriate.