Christian Service Program
At St. Michael High School, the Christian Service Program helps students grow as servant-leaders modeled after Jesus Christ. This program is responsible for providing avenues in which the students give back more than 20,000 volunteer hours of service to the community annually.
Serving others is at the very heart of the Christian life, for Jesus came not to be served, but to serve. Jesus teaches us again and again that in encountering and serving people in need, we are meeting and loving God.
Accordingly, the students, faculty, and staff work hard to create a culture of service at St. Michael High School, where Christian service is integrated naturally into everything we do. Students help coordinate service projects through the Student Council, Key Club, Beta Club, Campus Ministry, and many other student organizations.
Faculty and staff encourage Christian service through the visible example of their many volunteer activities in the community, and coaches encourage team service projects to build unity and leadership. Throughout the year, students have countless opportunities to serve their school, church, and community.
In 2017, students volunteered over 20,000 hours of community service including visiting shut-ins, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, maintaining a pro-life prayer ministry, and adopting a sister Catholic school in New Orleans, in addition to traveling abroad for international mission trips.
Purpose of the Program: To provide for the kinds of powerful interpersonal experiences that can change the hearts of our students and teach them to readily see the dignity of every human person.
Service Hour Forms:
Fall 2021: Monday, December 6, 2021. Half of required hour documentation must be turned in to religion teacher at this time.
Spring 2022: Friday, April 25
Fall: Students who have not met requirements by December 6th may not take the midterm exams in any of their classes until they have met the requirements.
Spring: Students may not take the final exams in any of their classes until they have met the requirements.
Students who go above and beyond the requirements are recognized with Christian Service Awards each spring at the Christian Service Mass. The categories and requirements for these awards are:
Bronze Award: 10 hours above the minimum requirement
Silver Award: 25 hours above the minimum requirement
Gold Award: 50 hours above the minimum requirement