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Community Service

You may have noticed a $150 retreat fee on your last bill. This fee is to cover the cost of your child's class retreat for the 2020-2021 school year. If we are unable to do retreats due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you will be reimbursed.
Additionally, with the unknowns of the virus, we have decided not to require service hours for the upcoming school year. Instead, we will plan school wide service projects throughout the year, if safe and allowed. We do not want students to feel pressure to go out in the community and put themselves and their families at greater risk.
If you have any questions, please contact Principal Myka Peck.

Community Service

ALL students are required to complete a total of 15 hours annually in any of the following areas. The hours are not required to be in one specific area and may be combined to meet the 15 hour requirement:


Students are to be serving in a meaningful way that assists a church or parish community. Serving in a church ministry, assisting in a church fundraiser or assisting with a church service project are all acceptable hours. Service which occurs while fulfilling a student’s Sunday Obligation (Altar Serving, Choir, Eucharistic Minister) will be prorated at a ratio of 2:1 (one hour of service equates to thirty minutes of Parish Community Service). Working with a Parish School (OLPH, OLG, St. Francis, etc.) will count for Parish Hours.


Hours must serve the Garces community (i.e. Christmas on Campus, Special People Day, Swim Meets, Gala, Band Show, etc.).


Non-Profit Community service may only be completed through organizations approved by Garces Memorial High School. Please see the Campus Ministry Office for more information.



Get Started Today & Download the Student/Parent Service Hour App

Student Service Hours- Using the same mobileserve app students can now track their community service hours.  Download the instructions to have your student set up their service app for the 2019-20 school year.  Please make sure your student uses the code associated with their class. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours per year with the focus on the 3 Cs (5 hrs. for community, 5 hrs. for campus, 5 hrs. for churches).  All previous hours submitted will be added to the student accounts.

Parent Service Hours- The PSI and Financial Aid hours program is now automated through mobileserve allowing our families to track your own hours.  Download the instructions to set up your PSI or Financial Aid account.  Please note, if you are receiving tuition assistance and have already received your work assignments, please register under the Financial Aid group.


Note: All Service Hours are subject to approval by the Campus Ministry Office.

Service hour must be properly submitted to the Campus Ministry Office using the mobilserve app. Please contact Mrs. Eileen Perez, Director of Campus Ministry, with any questions.

Download Student Service Involvement Form

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