Service Verification Form
Catholic high school in the Diocese of Allentown is required to participate in
a community service program. The Campus
Ministry office oversees the community service program at Berks Catholic. Service rendered by the student should be
either church or community based.
Opportunities for community service are made known throughout the
school. Prior approval by the Campus
Ministry Office is necessary before engaging in the service activity. Favors for family members, friends,
individual projects, or compensated service will not qualify toward fulfilling
Number of community service hours
required at Berks Catholic:
Grade 9 minimum of 5 hours
Grade 10 minimum of 10 hours
Grade 11 minimum of 10 hours
Grade 12 minimum of 10 hours.
encouraged to serve more than the minimum, however, service hours are not
cumulative; that is, hours earned over the yearly requirement cannot be applied
toward the requirement for the following year.
Students who are committed to serving the needs of others and accumulate
more than the yearly service hours
requirement become eligible for Berks Catholic’s Service Honors Program.
The Service Honors Program seeks
to advance and compliment the goals of the Community Service Program. The Service Honors Program not only expands
the actual time a student spends performing Christian service beyond a minimum
of five/ten hours per year, but offers an opportunity for us, as a community of
faith, to pause to honor those who take the Gospel message of Jesus to serve to
Gold Service Honors Program cords
are awarded to senior students who have completed a minimum of 200 hours of
service during their time as a student at Berks Catholic. These gold cords will be worn by the seniors
at Baccalaureate and Graduation, and they serve as a mark of distinction that
seeks to honor the graduates who strive to serve others. A student’s community service
project, complete with the appropriate supervisory documentation
paper, is to be submitted to the Campus Ministry Office by March 1, 2017.
It is understood that parents or
students themselves provide any necessary transportation. It is also understood that BCHS is released
from any responsibility for any accident or injury that might result directly
or indirectly from these projects.
Failure to fulfill the community
service requirement will result in the withholding of report cards, diploma,
transcripts and his/her privilege to participate in the prom, senior class trip
and Commencement Exercises at the discretion of the administration. The service
hour requirement for the 2016-2017 school year must be completed and the
necessary paperwork needs to be returned to Mrs. Kase by March 1, 2017. It is the student’s
responsibility to complete the service hour forms, which are located outside
the Campus Ministry Office, Main Office or may be downloaded from the Service portal. No service papers will
be accepted without the signatures of the supervisor of the service project, as
well as the parent.
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