Juniors and Seniors are required to donate forty hours of their time to community service. The requirement may be fulfilled during the summer, on weekends, or during the school year. Should they wish to use it, Juniors have a designated time slot for community service in their school schedule: Thursdays before their 10:23 a.m. class for 2 hours (8:15-10:15 a.m.) for two trimesters. Similarly, should they wish to use it, Seniors have a designated time slot for community service in their school schedule: Tuesdays after lunch for 1 1⁄4 hours (12:15-1:30 p.m.) for three trimesters. The service requirement should be fulfilled by May 1. However, in order to be eligible for the Presidential Service Award (one hundred hours), the documented hours are due March 1.
The student himself needs to secure placement at the community service agency of his choice. However, he should be sure to obtain written approval for that choice from Priory’s Community Service Moderators (Mr. Michael J. Nickolai and Mrs. Carrie Lane).
The student should document his service hours. When he completes his service requirement, a student must submit his running log of the dates and times using the Community Service Form on the School’s website. As part of the form, a student must also submit contact information of the volunteer supervisor of any agency he has on his form. Students must also write a 500-word reflection on their volunteer experiences. Credit for community service is contingent upon the satisfaction of these requirements.
Generally, twenty of the forty hours must be directed towards those less fortunate. Senior Student Council representatives and Yearbook and Record editors may use their work for the School community to fulfill twenty hours of service.
Questions concerning community service requirements should be directed to Priory’s Community Service Moderators (Mr. Michael J. Nickolai and Mrs. Carrie Lane). Students who do not complete their service hours by the May 1 deadline will meet with the Director of Student Life who will determine the appropriate course of action.