Each Upper School student is required to perform a minimum of 25 service hours per year until the graduation requirement of 100 service hours is fulfilled. Students have two options for service opportunities. They may serve their school for a total of no more than 35 of the 100 hours and perform the remainder of their service in an approved community project. Students may, however, choose to complete all 100 hours of service in approved community projects. The Service Learning Coordinator can provide a list of approved projects, or students may make a proposal to the Service Learning Coordinator to volunteer in another project of his/her choosing. As a result of this objective, some projects, although worthwhile, will not meet the criteria for an approved Service Learning project.
When their proposal is accepted, they may proceed with the service project. Students will be encouraged to dedicate 25 hours to one project or organization. Seniors must complete all service hours by May 1.