Service In Action
Our teachers plan for opportunities for students’ involvement in service with the community. These opportunities take into account students’ development, aptitudes and preferences. Students in their 8th grade year develop the scope and nature of service activities and have responsible roles in planning, organizing and implementing service activities to reflect their growing maturity and autonomy. Guided or classroom learning that leads to action addressing an authentic community need is most meaningful when allowing for student initiative that incorporates their interest, skills and talents. The process also provides structured time for both formal and informal reflection on the service experience. Meaningful service requires understanding of an underlying issue and includes interaction so that students understand the current need and how their actions will benefit others.