Serving Others

Community Service is an important part of each student’s Good Counsel experience. In addition to completing a required number of service hours each year, students contribute zealously and compassionately to our school community, local communities, and world community through many activities sponsored by classes, clubs, teams, and the Campus Ministry Office.

Questions? Please contact Laura Fess.

Freshman Requirements

Freshmen are required to complete 10 hours of service at a non-profit that helps the poor and marginalized, through religious life at a parish/church, or with an animal shelter.

Sophomore Requirements

Sophomores are required to complete 20 hours of service at a non-profit that helps the poor and marginalized, through religious life at a parish/church, or with an animal shelter.

They will also be required to attend one service based retreat which does not count towards their 20 hour requirement.

Junior Requirements

Juniors are required to complete 30 hours of service at a non-profit that helps the poor and marginalized.

Senior Requirements

Seniors are required to complete 40 hours of service at a non-profit that helps the poor and marginalized with at least 5 hours in direct service of the poor and marginalized.

They are also required to complete a day of service at S.O.M.E with religion class (does not count towards requirement). Any student not attending the scheduled day must go on his/her own to serve breakfast and lunch, unless he/she is sick. Failure to complete S.O.M.E requirement will result in a failure for service.

Seniors who do not receive a passing service grade will not receive their diplomas and their transcripts will be withheld from colleges until they have completed all service requirements. The grade will remain a failure even after the completion of the requirements in the summer months, but a pass will be placed on the transcript to denote completion after the fact.

General Information

  • Service grades do not factor into GPA, but do appear on transcripts
  • Service hours will not be given during school hours
  • Only 10 hours can be claimed per day
  • Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors who do not complete and submit hours by April 20, 2017 will fail service and will be required to complete the hours over the summer
  • Material goods donations (meals, sandwiches, blankets, etc) will no longer count for hours.
  • Seniors must complete and submit hours by April 20, 2017 as a requirement to graduate
  • Student Service Hours

    Please check MyBackPack for updated service hours.

    Questions? Contact Cathie Garofalo

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