Upper School Community
The philosophy upon which Sacred Heart is based calls for the educated Christian to respond to the needs of others. Community Service is designed to help students learn about the different needs of the community and apply their talents to them.
"No one can claim the name Christian and remain at ease in the face of the hunger, hopelessness, insecurity and injustice found in the country and the world." (U.S. Bishops' Pastoral on the Economy) Service to others is a fundamental part of our education.
All Upper School students have a community service requirement. The Community Service Handbook contains the by-laws of the organization, lists planned activities, and contains copies of the “Act from the Heart” form to be completed for each activity.
The requirement for Upper School students is 25 hours per year. Service hours performed during the summer do count for the year’s requirement, as the recording period is June 1st through May 31st. At least fifteen of these hours must be done for a cause outside of school. In order to graduate, all students need a minimum of 100 hours.