Community Service is an integral part of the St. Paul’s experience. Our commitment to service involves providing opportunities to serve others both within and beyond our school community.
Students in grades nine through twelve are required to complete 15 hours of community service each year. They may choose projects suggested by the school, or may help any 501©3 nonprofit agency such as a food bank or homeless shelter that has special significance for them. Additionally, most grade levels have a Service Day during which the entire grade participates in a project relevant to their focus area.
REQUIRED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS
Grade 9: 15 accumulated hours of service are required to become a sophomore. Hours are due by May 1.
Grade 10: 30 accumulated hours of service are required to become a junior. Hours are due by May 1.
Grade 11: 45 accumulated hours of service are required to become a senior. Hours are due by May 1.
Grade 12: 60 accumulated hours of service are required to graduate. Hours are due by January 15.
Students may only receive credit for community service work performed for an agency recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by the state of Alabama. All community service work must be submitted on the approved Community Service Hours Form within 30 days of completing the service. Summer hours are credited to the next year.