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Informed by the teachings of the Catholic tradition and inspired by the charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, our goal is to help our students learn what they need to know for life – which includes opportunities to form and inform their heart, as well as their minds.We welcome all students – no matter what faith tradition. In a common search for the truth, we encourage dialogue in the hopes of listening for God’s goodness in the life experiences of all.In tandem with Notre Dame’s academic program, we provide students the opportunity to experience God’s goodness through communal prayer and liturgy, meaningful retreats, our community service program and unique immersion experiences. Our service program challenges students to put their faith into action; goals include fostering a love of service, living Gospel values, and reaching out to the marginalized. Students practice social justice, compassion and dignity for all through experiential learning.
NDB Community Service Hour Graduation Requirements

Freshman year
1st and 2nd semester: 5 hours each semester serving with family members or a small group (at least one other person) at a non-profit organization. Hours can be completed from the start of the school year - May of that school year. Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, admissions or participating in any NDB sponsored service events.
TOTAL HOURS FRESHMAN YEAR: 15 Hours

Sophomore year
1st semester: 10 hours serving at a local non profit organization or through any of our opportunities in the NDB Community Service Document. Hours can be completed from the start of Summer Break- December of that school year. 2nd semester: 10 Vocational hours- volunteering at a non-profit organization, working directly with people in need and exploring one's passion and vocation (Remotely or in person). Hours can be completed from the start of Winter Break - May of that school year. Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, admissions or participating in any NDB sponsored service events.
TOTAL HOURS SOPHOMORE YEAR: 25 hours 

Junior year
1st semester: 10 Vocational hours- volunteering at a non-profit organization, working directly with people in need and exploring one's passion and vocation (Remotely or in-person). Hours can be completed from the start of Summer Break - December of that school year. 2nd semester: 10 Vocational hours- volunteering at a non-profit organization, working directly with people in need and exploring one's passion and vocation. Reflection in Spiritual Life class at the end of the semester. Hours can be completed from the start of Winter Break - May of that school year. Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, admissions or participating in any NDB sponsored service events.
TOTAL HOURS JUNIOR YEAR:  25 hours

Senior year
1st semester: 10 Vocational hours- volunteering at a non-profit organization, working directly with people in need and exploring one's passion and vocation (Remotely or in person). Hours can be completed from the start of Summer Break - December of that school year. Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, admissions or participating in any NDB sponsored service events. 2nd semester: Complete any missing hours from previous semesters and years.
SENIOR YEAR TOTAL HOURS: 15 hours    

TOTAL SERVICE HOURS FOR ALL FOUR YEARS: 80 Hours Total

*Students are required to volunteer in a minimum of four different settings/places during their high school experience to broaden their social justice understanding.
*All hours need to be verified by an adult at the service organization or a parent if necessary.
*Students can enter extra hours that don’t fit into the categories in the "Miscellaneous" category in the order to be eligible for service awards, recognitions, and scholarships starting from the summer before freshman year
“Just as the sunflower turns always to the sun, we should always turn toward God.”
~St. Julie Billiart, Foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame
Alejandra Arias​​
Executive Assistant &
Community Service Coordinator
aarias@ndhsb.org
 
​Amy Jobin
Director of Mission and Ministry
ajobin@ndhsb.org

​SUBMITTING SERVICE HOURS

During your first semester of freshman year, you will receive an orientation to sign up onto the Service Hour Website, www.x2vol.com, where you will keep a log of your service hours throughout high school.
 
If you have questions about logging hours, please contact Mrs. Arias.