The STA Administration and Faculty wholeheartedly endorse the significance of community service hours and fully adhere to the Service Learning requirements outlined in the Parent Student Handbook. Our Service Learning framework aligns with the principles established by the Archdiocese of Miami Department of Schools. We are staunch advocates for nurturing the spirit of servant leadership within each student. While the minimum hours stipulated in the Parent Student Handbook are essential, exceeding these expectations exemplifies the spirit of STA students.

The STA Administration retains the discretion to withhold approval for hours that do not contribute to assisting those in need. Organizations, agencies, or political affiliations that are incongruent with the missions of STA and/or ADOM will not be included in the list of approved service opportunities, and consequently, hours spent with such entities will not be sanctioned.

All hours must be completed through an APPROVED 501C3 organization. Hours must be submitted to Service Track (accessible to current, registered STA students through Bb) on an agency letterhead with supervisor signature, email, and telephone number. Downloadable forms (i.e., Broward County School Service Forms) will be disapproved.

Community service activities are not school activities and St. Thomas Aquinas High School does not mandate or direct any specific location or locations in the community where these services are to be performed. Students are free to select the location where they wish to perform community service so long as the location and the activity meet the requirements of the school. St. Thomas Aquinas High School does not operate or control the locations where students choose to perform community service and consequently the school, its agents, and affiliates do not assume responsibility for any injuries, damages, or losses incurred in the course of performing these services in the community. Students perform these services at their own risk.

Archdiocese of Miami: MFJ-RJD/1-131/Documents/Handbook.verbatim policies 12-21-2023.doc

Present 501c3 or tax exempt documentation to the Student Activities Office to add to this list.