In response to the Gospel call to serve others, the Church's call to witness as disciples, the Sisters' of St. Joseph call to serve the "dear neighbor" and AHA's mission to serve selflessly, it is the desire of AHA to form students to be people of service in their daily lives.
By consistently serving throughout the year for four years, Holy Angels graduates will have gained a deeper understanding of themselves, the needs of their community, the root causes of important social concerns such as poverty, hunger, discrimination, violence, consumerism, and the treatment of those who are marginalized.
Christian Service graduation requirements
AHA requires 15 hours of volunteer Christian service per year for 9th graders, 20 hours per year for 10th, 11th, 12th graders. Hours should be reported to the service coordinator before May 1. Student transcripts will be marked incomplete for those students who have not completed all hours before May 1, thus making the student academically ineligible (for definition, see the Academics section of the Student Policies Handbook) until hours are complete. Incomplete service hours will need to be completed in the summer before moving on to the next grade level.
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.
For more specifics about what activities can be applied to the Stars Service Requirement, see this chart.
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
Mobile Serve website
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.
Mobile Serve Tip Sheet for Parents
How to Log Hours Presentation for Students
Any questions about service can be directed to Mark Schumacher at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann McComas-Bussa at email@example.com.
Summer hours of service are applied to the upcoming year, beginning on the first day following graduation day. 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. Hours to be applied to the service requirement need to be completed on or after the first day of freshmen year. Summer hours should be submitted to Mobile Serve by October 1st.
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.
(Updated 11-13-17; 6-27-18 cd, 10-11-18 ga; 6/19/20 cd;8/25/22hn)