When Jesus finished washing the feet of his disciples, he returned to his place and addressed them … “Do you understand what I have done for you? … I have set you an example … As I have done, you must do the same.”
The Service Program at Salpointe Catholic is part of our holistic approach to education and reflects an important Carmelite charism. As we pray and come together to form a community, we are called to follow the example provided by Jesus to serve others.
Being of service provides benefits to those served AND to those doing the serving! This benefit reflects the Divine DNA built into creation. We are meant to be “in relationship” with others and being of service reflects an even deeper connectedness.
A key aspect of any virtuous behavior is that it involves an act of free choice for an individual… Service hours will not be mandated. Students at Salpointe Catholic reflect personal growth and faith by choosing to actively participate in service. The hours of service a student does complete will become part of a service transcript that may be utilized in the college application process.
A minimum goal has been established to guide students at each grade level, reflecting personal growth and increasing responsibility.
Class of 2025 - 8 hours
Class of 2024 - 12 hours
Class of 2023 - 16 hours
Class of 2022 - 20 hours
The majority of students will meet and far surpass these goals by active involvement in school organizations, clubs, or teams.