Christian Service Learning
As a Catholic school, and in order to develop well-rounded students, Notre Dame Preparatory challenges its students to be people of service. In light of this challenge, students are required to complete service during the course of each calendar year.
We hope that these practices will create a positive feeling toward service and a desire to continue serving after they graduate from NDP. Logging 120 Christian services hours over four years is a graduation requirement. All students will earn a Pass/Fail grade for Christian service depending on whether or not they meet the requirement.
Each semester, a minimum number of hours must be submitted in order for students to receive a passing grade. For first semester, we have changed the original due date of December 1 to January 4, 2021 in order to give students time to complete their hours over Christmas Break. Any student who has not completed their minimum hours by January 4 will be required to log an additional 5 hours. Here are the required number of hours:
- Seniors/Juniors: 15 Hours
- Sophomores: 10 Hours
- Freshman: 5 Hours
For second semester, hours must be verified on or before April 12 for seniors and April 26 for all other students. Students are required to have the following minimum hours submitted for second semester:
- Seniors/Juniors: 30 Hours
- Sophomores: 25 Hours
- Freshman: 15 Hours
Click here for an easy reference guide to Christian Service Hours for the 2020-21 school year.
In order to Pass, the service hours must be claimed and verified on the external website, x2VOL. It is recommended that students complete a minimum of 30 hours per academic year but additional hours will rollover so students are able to complete hours in during the summer or in less-busy semesters. A student may complete all 120 hours prior to Junior or Senior year but they will still be required to complete at least 10 hours each academic year to keep service to others as part of their routine.
Students are responsible for making sure that they submit hours within 24 hours of completing their service. Students may begin their service requirement for the next school year beginning the first of June.
Seniors will be required to have their service claimed, verified and approved on x2VOL by April 12. Check the school calendar for details. Seniors who do not meet the Christian Service deadline will fail Christian service and will not be able to participate in any senior activities until that requirement is met. Once the student’s 120 hours have been claimed and verified on x2VOL, they will be eligible for graduation.
Any senior student who does not have 10 hours of claimed, verified, and approved Christian service on x2VOL by the end of the first semester (January 4) will receive an incomplete for Christian service on their transcript. Students will have until January 15 (one week after the start of the second semester) to fulfill this requirement plus an additional 5 hours for not getting them completed on time.
Failure to meet the Spring semester deadline may result in being asked to withdraw from NDP. Students not meeting the April deadline will fail Christian service and that grade will go on their final transcript. Even if a student finishes service after the deadline, that grade will not change. Once a student has completed their Christian service they may be considered for re-enrollment.
Seniors who do not complete the Christian service requirement will be in jeopardy of not participating in graduation events, as they will not meet graduation requirements.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Dinges at email@example.com