Service Policies:

Catholic Central High School challenges students to live their faith and work for justice in society. As a school community, we witness to the Word of God by putting our faith into action. Our hope is to promote service learning that is transformative for the student, emphasizing quality of service and reflection.

ALL STUDENTS will be required to complete a minimum number of hours of community service per school year:


  • 12 HOURS -- FRESHMEN
  • 15 HOURS -- SOPHOMORES
  • 20 HOURS -- JUNIORS
  • 20 HOURS -- SENIORS
A maximum of (4) four hours of Christian Service may be done on our school campus for various approved projects.

Christian Service forms must be recorded on X2Vol (within the Family Connection of the Naviance software) within two weeks of each volunteer experience. All service must be completed and recorded on X2Vol by the deadline posted on the CC website.

  • JUNIORS--JANUARY 14, 2019
  • SENIORS--JANUARY 28, 2019
  • SOPHOMORES--FEBRUARY 25, 2019
  • FRESHMEN--MARCH 25, 2019

Service performed during the fourth quarter or during the summer vacation will count toward the requirement for the upcoming school year.

Please consult the Catholic Central Student/Parent Handbook for prescribed penalties for Christian Service projects that do not meet the class deadline.

All service must be pre-approved by Mr. Walters to ensure that the project fits within the parameters of the objectives of the Christian Service Project at Catholic Central High School.  Mr. Walters will verify documentation and determine if the service rendered is acceptable service for credit.

Juniors will be required to participate in a Theological Reflection forum regarding their Christian service experience. Participation in the Theological Reflection forum will be scheduled during the school year.

Acceptable Types of Services:

  • feed the hungry: soup kitchens or food bands/pantries; PBJ Ministry
  • shelter the homeless: Habitat for Humanity
  • clothe the naked: CCMC Rummage Sale, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • visit the sick and imprisoned
  • visiting and interacting with patients and/or residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers
  • organized and approved environmental clean-up projects
  • participation in fundraisers that raise awareness for life-threatening diseases and illness such as: Cancer Walks, Walk for a Cure, etc.
  • tutoring and mentoring
  • volunteer in CYO programs
  • parish events: such as Alpha Program, liturgical ministry, Religious Formation program
  • mission trips

Not Acceptable:

  • baby-sitting
  • yard work or snow shoveling/blowing for anyone, including family, relatives or friends
  • any service to family, including grandparents, or privately owned businesses, etc.
  • helping someone move, etc.
  • work for which the student is paid
  • off-site clerical work--filing, telephones, etc.
  • service completed during the school day
  • service not approved by the Campus Minister

Choosing Your Type of Service:

Service must be geared toward involvement with people. The primary focus is directed especially to contributing to the good of the community by helping people in need. Please see the list of acceptable and not acceptable service types for examples. 

Students may be creative and seek service opportunities in parish communities, elementary, middle or high schools, hospitals, shelters, latchkey programs, work with the elderly, the disabled, community clean-up projects, Focus: HOPE, Habitat for Humanity, etc. The possibilities are unlimited.

We are asking students to broaden the scope of their service by diversifying their experience of volunteerism. Namely…perhaps one year, service can be focused in on the area of health care (hospitals, nursing homes, etc.); another year, the student can focus in the area of service to the needy (soup kitchens, Habitat for Humanity, etc.)…some hours of service can be provided to the local school or parish community…students might want to provide some service in the area of environmental concerns (community clean-up, etc.)…and another area to focus their service is in a multicultural setting (working with the elderly, people of different religious, ethnic or racial backgrounds).

Each student has the responsibility to arrange his own service experience. A list of opportunities is available on the CC website and on X2Vol. The student will arrange for time, transportation and degree of involvement with the place of service. All service is subject to approval for credit.

Take time to think, pray and investigate the possibilities where you can share your talents and creativity with others. Discover the joy in serving others.
“Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.