Christian Service

All Joliet Catholic Academy students are required to complete Christian Service hours. Hours must be completed by the stated deadlines. Students will receive a pass/incomplete grade for Christian Service.

For more information, contact the Christian Service Hours Director at 815.741.0500.

Click Here to download the 2023-2024 Christian Service Hours form.

The expectations are as follows:

  1. Freshmen will complete 5 hours total by May 10, 2024.
  2. Sophomores will complete 10 hours total by May 10, 2024.
  3. Juniors will complete 15 hours total by May 10, 2024.
  4. Seniors will complete 30 hours total by May 1, 2024.

These hours must meet the following criteria:

  1. May be completed during the summer.
  2. Must be completed without any form of monetary payment.
  3. Must be supervised by an adult other than a direct family member.

The service must allow for direct involvement in the lives of others. For seniors, the Christian Service Hours Director is responsible for making the final determination of whether the student’s reported service qualifies as hours for institutional or people in need.

Failure to meet these requirements and deadlines will result in a failing grade for Christian Service. An “INC” incomplete grade will not be included in the calculation used to determine Academic Probation. No semester hour credit will be given for Christian Service. Therefore, the “P” grade for passing will not yield any credit toward the credits needed for graduation. The Christian Service grade will only be posted on the report card at the conclusion of the 2nd semester. This grade will appear on the student’s transcript.

Any senior who fails to complete the required service hours will not receive a diploma until the hours are completed and verified. In addition, seniors who do not meet the May deadline will not be allowed to participate in any extracurricular activity until hours are completed and verified. Parents will be contacted when the student fails to meet deadlines and will be reminded in writing of the consequences of this failure. The Christian Service Hours Director will periodically publish a list of approved and recommended agencies and work sites whereby a student may earn service hours. This list will be made available to the students their Christian Service Teams page.

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