No, to help to make service a consistent and ongoing part of their lives we ask students to do a minimum of 15 hours of community service during each year they attend Burke's high school. Of course we encourage students to do more than 15 hours a year.
Yes, service work completed during the summer can be credited to either the prior or upcoming school year, or split between both. We also expect students to participate in additional school-sponsored service projects throughout the school year.
Yes, students must fill out our service form in order to get credit for their work. Click here or pick up a form in the Service office at school. A coordinator at the site where the service is performed must complete and sign the form. Service hours supervised by a Burke faculty member or administrator also require a written report. It is the student's responsibility to obtain this documentation and submit it to Burke's Director of Service.
We want students to broaden their life experiences through exposure to community service opportunities outside of school. However, there are a few exceptions to this guideline - please consult with the Service Director.