In 上学校 where students have increasing opportunity to direct their own actions, more than 92% of our students participate in community service projects, 累计超过36,每年的服务时间为1000小时. Projects can be individual, small or large group, whole class or whole school. 它们包括本地和国际项目, some meeting once or twice annually while some projects meet monthly, 每周, 甚至是每天. 典型的大型团体项目包括清理加尔维斯顿海滩, 在休斯顿的年度治愈赛跑中做志愿者©, 绘画和景观美化“极致家居改造”,和中学生一起参加特奥会田径运动会, 在麦当劳之家提供晚餐, 在希望之星举办生日派对, 老年人舞会, 每年去哥斯达黎加农村教英语.
一到两个年度全班专题, facilitated by parent co-chairs are always well subscribed and have included painting and landscaping projects for underprivileged homeowners and 日托中心s, 种植项目, 自行车的建筑, 在无家可归者的信息交换中心工作, 还有很多其他的.
Summer service is encouraged by bringing representatives from not-for-profit organizations to campus in the spring for a Volunteers Job Fair. About half of our 上学校 students do additional service during the summer by volunteering at camps for disadvantaged individuals, 动物园, 博物馆, 医院, 以及其他非营利组织. A summer school week is held for underprivileged elementary students with 上学校 students as teachers and administrators.
While any 上学校 community service is headed by the student Board of Officers, 任何高年级学生都可以领导一个项目, and significant 领导 training and support is given each individual. 如果需要资金来实施该项目, a student may apply for a 社区服务 Grant from the Grant Fund which is funded by the profits earned from student run, 校园的让步.