JSerra Catholic High School students are expected to serve their fellow man through acts of charity. Although many service opportunities will be presented to them throughout their time at JSerra, student-initiated opportunities are welcomed as well. Our service program seeks to develop the virtues of magnanimity, compassion and generosity in each student through practice of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, especially as it relates to the underprivileged and those in greatest need.
The Christian Service Program is an essential part of the JSerra experience. Besides being a requirement for graduation, this aspect of a JSerra education is integral to the human and spiritual formation of our students.
Christian Service Requirement
JSerra Christian Service is a requirement for graduation. A minimum of 80 hours must be completed over a student’s 4-year career (20 hours annually). All hours must be approved by the Coordinator of Christian Service. The deadlines for completing this requirement are as follows:
- Each January 15, hours from the previous summer or semester must be entered into x2vol. Hours from the previous summer or semester entered after January 15 will not be approved.
- Second semester hours must be entered no later than April 30.
- Hours entered after April 30 from the second semester will not be approved.
The school provides a list of suggested organizations with which the students can work. Students are welcome to suggest other organizations not listed on the school’s list, but such opportunities must align with the Christian service goals and be approved by the Coordinator of Christian Service in order for the hours to count towards the student’s requirement. See the Faith & Character tab on the JSerra website for service goals, organizations and approval information.
All service project work is recorded and approved through the school’s Christian Service software, https://www.x2vol.com/index.html. An app for X2Vol for your phone is also available for the iPhone and Android.