Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
Salpointe Catholic High School, after completing its latest WCEA accreditation review, determined that the #1 priority for the school was to develop and implement a comprehensive service learning program which strengthens the mission of the school. The core of Salpointe Catholic’s service learning is rooted in social justice teachings of the church and Pope Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Salpointe Catholic has chosen to model their service learning process after one designed by Chris Knabenshue at Crespi Carmelite High School, Encino, CA, a sister school. It honors the Carmelite charism of Prayer, Community and Service.