Upper School students have a graduation requirement of 90 hours of documented community service. All 9th and 10th grade students are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours annually, while 11th and 12th grade students must complete a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours each year. Service hours must be earned through work with approved non-profit organizations. Examples include Meals on Wheels, the West Texas Food Bank, and the Lone Star Sanctuary Animal Shelter among others. Students may earn their hours helping the approved non-profit of their choice or sometimes advisory groups or clubs might volunteer together for a project.
In addition to community service, Upper School juniors and seniors may choose an elective class called Students in Philanthropy. The purpose of the program is to provide students the opportunity to improve the quality of life in their communities. Participants learn about the importance of philanthropy and the role of nonprofit organizations in the community. Students not only make needed contributions to nonprofit organizations, but also gain leadership and stewardship training through a structured program designed to educate, support, and promote philanthropic leadership in the community.