Service Learning

As part of our mission to, “Prepare all of our students to lead lives of joy and purpose as knowledgeable, creative and compassionate citizens of a global society,” PHS graduation requirements include a 50-hour commitment to community service or career exploration activities.  Princeton High School is committed to creating a culture of community service and our school offers a variety of programs and activities that suit all schedules and interests.

Service Learning and Community Service Goals

To provide opportunities for students to discover their passions, deepen their learning, and develop their empathy, while answering a call to action in our community.

Adding to Community Service Hours in Naviance

  1. Log on to Family Connection (Naviance)
  2. Students will complete the registration screens
  3. On the left-hand side, click x2VOL under Resources
  4. Click Opportunities and Projects on the top of the page
  • Click My Activity Log
  1. Click Create New
  • Add Activity Name
  • Add Description
  • Attach any documents (if necessary)
  • Optional: Toggle the button for interests/career clusters
  • Add Activity contact info: Andrea Dinan, e-mail address service@princetonk12.org
  • Add hours (Please add hours in bulk! At least 10 and up to 50!)
  • Answer reflections:
    • On or before Jan. 18: Students will complete reflection questions for mid-year reflections. We will set a date for the end of the year.
    • For any other times, students should use “n/a” in the reflection box.
  • Click on organization goals
  • Click on disclaimer
  • Optional: Comments
  • Hit submit

 Once verified and approved, you will receive a notification.

Service Learning in PHS Classes

PHS offers multiple opportunities for students to complete some service hours within the school day. Community agencies work with PHS teachers to create meaningful opportunities highlighting school curriculum.

Classes currently offering service opportunities: Graphic Arts, English, Algebra, ESL, Biology 

PHS Gives Back (#Phsgivesback)

PHS Gives Back is a series of community service activities offered by PHS Student Council, the PHS Community Service Stakeholders Team, and interested teachers for students during the PHS School Day. Three times a year, more than 500 students participate in a variety of service activities benefitting local and national organizations. 

Activities Offered During the 2017-2018 School Year

  • The Peyton Manning Hero Project (Super Hero Capes for Children in Hospitals)
  • Pet Beds and Toys for SAVE
  • Operation Gratitude (Supporting our Veterans)
  • Birthday and holiday boxes for Arm in Arm
  • Partnership with Princeton Police for Safe Driving
  • Preparing utensils for TASK
  • Holiday Cards for local senior centers
  • #PHSrocks
  • Coloring books for recovery centers 

Princeton High LINC Program

PHS offers a leadership program that allows students to continue their service to the community as program coordinators working directly with sophomores students. Students can apply to lead a project in March of their Sophomore and/or Junior year.

Contact

Dr. Andrea Dinan, Director of Service Learning and Experiential Programs
AndreaDinan@princetonk12.org
609.806.4267 x 1