Student Life
Campus Ministry

Service Learning/ IMPACT

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 offers 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.

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    At Salpointe Catholic, service is a way of life. Faculty, staff and administration join the students on IMPACT service days. IMPACT days focus on the seven themes of Catholic Social teaching. Freshman will explore the topic of poverty, sophomores study and serve in Care of God’s Creation, juniors will reach out to the poor and vulnerable, and seniors will advocate for justice.

    IMPACT allows Salpointe students and staff to become actively engaged in their faith and to recognize their call as Catholic Christians to care for all of God’s creation. As a community, we recognize the inherent dignity of every human person and that the world is bigger than ourselves. Our students have the skills and desire to continue answering the call to serve throughout their lives.
  • Independent Hours

    Every student is responsible for completing 15 hours of service work outside of school hours. These hours may completed at suggested service sites, in neighborhoods, or in the community.

    For a list of upcoming volunteer opportunities, suggested service sites, and more information about independent hours, visit Mrs. Eller's service learning website.

    Suggested Work Sites:
    • Assistance League of Tucson
    • Beads of Courage
    • Ben's Bells
    • Buffel Grass Removal
    • Casa Maria
    • Community Gardens of Tucson
    • Community Food Bank (16 and older)
    • Diaper Bank
    • Humane Society
    • Kino Border Initiative (Mexico)
    • Primavera Men's Shelter
    • Red Cross
    • Ronald McDonald House
    • St. Vincent de Paul
    • Tucson Clean and Beautiful
    • Tucson Wildlife
    • World Care
"We were truly amazed at the teamwork and respect the students showed! They are so kind and respectful. I know from experience that Salpointe is making a huge difference in these young people’s lives. I see firsthand that Salpointe is developing a whole person academically, athletically and spiritually." ~Jennifer Miller, Hunter's Patrol Project

Salpointe Catholic High School

1545 E. Copper St.,
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 327-6581
Attendance: (520) 327-1990
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