AHA diligently works to form students to be people of service in their daily lives. As such, AHA makes students aware of the Gospel call to serve others, the Church's call to witness as disciples, the Sisters' of St. Joseph call to love the "dear neighbor", and AHA's mission to serve selflessly.
The outcome is that students are people of service who can identify and work to solve social issues and real-world problems.
Christian Service Graduation Requirements
The term “service” is understood as participating in actions for persons, groups, or agencies without payment or other compensation and for whom the recipient is not a relative.
AHA requires 15 hours of volunteer Christian service per year for ninth graders, 20 hours per year for tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders. Students submit hours each trimester to remain current. Students who do not meet trimester requirements will be marked incomplete and hence academically ineligible (for definition, see the Academics section of the Student Policy Handbook) until hours are complete. Incomplete service hours will need to be completed in the summer before moving on to the next grade level.
Hours to be applied to the service requirement need to be completed on or after the first day of freshmen year. Transfers will be required to complete a pro-rated number of hours based on their first day of classes at AHA. This number will be communicated to them by their service coordinator.
For more specifics about what activities can be applied to the Stars Service Requirement, follow the link on the right side of the page.
Blue and Gold Service Awards
Students can earn a Blue Service Award by doubling their required service hours or a Gold Service Award by tripling their required service hours in one academic year. Students are recognized in the spring.
To receive an award in the Spring at School Service Day:
- All hours must be submitted by May 1st
- All submissions must be made to Mobile Serve
- Blue Award (double yearly requirement): 9th graders must submit total of 30 hours, all other students must submit total of 40 hours
- Gold Award (triple yearly requirement): 9th graders must submit total of 45 hours, all other students must submit total of 60 hours
Summer hours of service are applied to the upcoming year, beginning on the first day following finals. When a student participates in intensive, short-term service experiences such as volunteering for a week in the summer at a camp, or participating in a mission trip, a maximum of 8 hours per day will be awarded to the student.
About Student Managers for AHA Athletic teams:
Team managers should establish their role and duties as team manager with the head coach or moderator at the beginning of the season. Students may use a maximum of 20 hours of team management time toward Service hours. Students may not submit these same hours for Work Study. Hours over 20 can be applied to the Work Study Program.
PROGRAM OF STUDIES
AHA's Program of Studies is a comprehensive course catalog with a description of the school's requirements for graduation and for student honors.
Please reference the catalog below as it is the official document of AHA.
Mobile Serve is the same website where all AHA students will submit hours, get them verified and track their progress. All students automatically receive an account upon enrollment and will be instructed on how to access their accounts in their theology classes.