TC uses the Service tracking program, X2VOL, all service hour forms and information should be uploaded via X2VOL website using the students username and password. (Each student was sent their username and password through their Tampa Catholic email address along with an attachment that shows them how to create an account.)
Christian Service (From Student Handbook)
The three-fold purpose of Catholic education is to teach the gospel message, to build community, and to foster service to others. At Tampa Catholic High School, the Christian Service Program provides concrete opportunities for all students to build community by serving others as Jesus did. In their theology classes, students are provided with the scriptural, theological, moral, and social background for the exercise of stewardship. Because service is a direct expression of religious conviction, education for service projects is maintained through the Theology Department and by the Director of Mission Effectiveness. Since students belong to several communities, the Christian Service Program is directed toward the needs of the school, parish, and local communities, thereby providing students a variety of opportunities through which they may be of service to others.
Tampa Catholic requires every student to complete the following number of service hours depending on the current grade of the student:
- Freshmen, 10 hours per semester
- Sophomores, 10 hours per semester
- Juniors, 15 hours per semester
- Seniors, 15 hours per semester
Students may complete more than the required number of hours per semester after the minimum requirement is met and all hours must be logged into the community service site, X2Vol.com. The Director of Mission Effectiveness will verify students' service hours each semester.
“Whatever you do for the least of my brothers and sisters, you do for me.” (Matthew 25:40)
At the end of each semester, students will be required to print their service log from X2Vol. This log and service reflection must be completed and returned in Theology class and will constitute the final exam grade in Theology (20%) for each semester. If there is a deficiency of hours, those hours must be served or they will carry over to the next semester. Student Service hours from a previous high school may be transferred to Tampa Catholic for scholarship purposes. However, while enrolled at Tampa Catholic transfer students are required to complete the minimum service hours per semester.
Service hours are to be performed for non-profit organizations such as parishes, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Authentically living out Christ's message of service should be fulfilled through corporal Works of Mercy and the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching. (see www.usccb.org). Work done for family members or other individuals, although constitutingChristian service, does not qualify for the Tampa Catholic High School Christian Service Program. Parents and other close family members may not be the supervisor signing the Service Hour Verification form. Service hours will not be awarded for service performed during the school day. The only exception is for blood donations during Tampa Catholic sponsored blood drives.
Any student with unmet Christian Service requirements may lose their privilege of attending extra-curricular activities, including but not limited to, prom, homecoming, and senior field day.