Seton Catholic College Prep requires students at each grade level to perform community service. This requirement expresses at the deepest level who we are as a Catholic school. We aspire to teach our students to live their faith by imitating Jesus Christ, whose ministry on earth focused largely on service to those in need, whether they be sick, lonely, hungry, or simply neglected by society. Our hope is that through this service, students will become aware of their responsibilities as Christians to serve others, especially those in need.
Freshman year: 20 hours
Sophomore year: 20 hours
Junior year: 30 hours
Senior Year Project: Minimum of 30 hours
*100 total hours* are required in order to graduate from Seton Catholic Prep.
Each senior must plan and carry out an independent, meaningful, long-term Service Project that benefits the larger community outside of Seton Catholic. More information will be discussed at the start of the school year. If a senior has an idea for a Senior Project and would like to get started this summer, please contact Mrs. Dirksen for approval.
All hours should be logged on MobileServe. If students have any past hours that still need to be logged, please do so immediately.
There are a multitude of organizations in the Vancouver area who are in need of volunteers and meet the criteria for completing service at Seton Catholic. A list of approved Community Service Project/Agencies can be found on the Seton Catholic website, or outside the Campus Ministry office. Please see Mrs. Dirksen for more information regarding community service opportunities.
What would count for Direct Community Service hours? (*this is not an exhaustive list - please see Campus Ministry for more details)
March for Life
Catholic Community Services
St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank
Each student must complete a written reflection on his/her service experience (see attached) and turn it in to their Theology teacher. All service hours, documentation, and reflection assignments must be completed by May 1st. The service requirement comprises 10% of students’ fourth quarter Theology grade.
Jesus' message is to love your neighbor and serve your brothers and sisters.
"Our love is not to be just words or mere talk, but something real and active." (1 Jn. 3:18)
Director of Campus Ministry / Service Leadership Coordinator