To strengthen students’ Catholic Identity and to expand their understanding of the Christian call to service the Academy of St. Dorothy has instituted a Service Hours Requirement to their curriculum.
The number of hours required per year is:
Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten 1 hour
Grades 1 – 2 2 hours
Grades 3 – 4 4 hours
Grades 5 – 6 6 hours
Grades 7 – 8 10 hours
Service projects are those actions that make a difference in people’s lives. They can be as simple as running an errand for a friend or as complex as working in the community to address a quality of life issue (e.g. graffiti, littering). Service projects are not tasks that a student is already expected to do at home such as cleaning a room.