Santa Fe Catholic High School

Santa Fe Catholic High School, Lakeland, FL    Celebrating Over 50 Years of Educational Excellence


Student Life

Student Service Hours

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Each student at Santa Fe Catholic is required to perform 100 hours of community service for the four years of attendance (or 25 hours for each year the student has attended SFC). Seniors will not receive their official transcripts until their hours are complete. Hours must be completed with non-profit, social service, or civic organizations.

Thirty hours of the student’s requirement must be with a non-profit organization that is not their church or Santa Fe. This means that students must spend at least 30 hours working with a social service agency in Lakeland or a surrounding city. It is the student’s responsibility to find this organization; the Director of Campus Ministry will, however, offer an opportunity once per quarter at an agency in the area.

The following activities do not count as service opportunities:

  • Regular practice time and meeting times for extracurricular activities and clubs.
  • Church activity related to worship (including altar serving and music).
  • Rehearsal time for school music or dramatic productions.
  • Service related to armed services recruitment requirements.
  • Assisting family or friends (baby sitting or mowing a neighbor’s yard)

Submitting Hours

Service hours are recorded through Transeo ( Students create their own account, and should log their hours within a week of doing them so that the agency rep can approve them in a timely manner. Service hours will be confirmed by the Campus Minister, Mrs. McGowan. You can email her at

Please view the following video for instructions on the process to submit student service hours.



Local Opportunities

The following organizations are great places to obtain service hours

  • Services for the poor and homeless: Talbot House, Lighthouse, Goodwill, Meals on Wheels
  • Civic organizations: Parks and Recreation, local library, SPCA
  • Non-profit organizations: hospitals, nursing homes, mental health centers (Peace River Center, Lakeland), children’s services (Give Kids the World, Kissimmee)
  • Assisting at sporting events: Special Olympics, summer camps, sports camps,
  • Religious organizations: parishes, schools, religious orders


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