Holy Cross Academy requires community service as a part of the curriculum. Holy Cross believes it is important that students see their faith as a lived experience and see service as an integral part of their Christian lifestyle.


    Service Hour Requirements: 

    Freshmen 10 hours

    Sophomores 15 hours

    Juniors 20 hours

    Seniors 25 hours



    •   Doing more than the required hours in a given year does not decrease the hours due in succeeding years.

    •   Students must obtain written verification of service given on the letterhead of the organization stating the type of service and the number of hours served.

    •   Students should keep a copy of all service hours earned for their own records.

    •   Students may not receive compensation for their community service.

    •   Hours may be served either in our school community or in the local community of the student.

      *The types of service must comply with the acceptable service topics. Students should see the Service Coordination, if they have any questions.


    Student Retreats

    Parents choose Holy Cross Academy to provide an academic setting based on Catholic tradition and teachings. An integral part of a student’s religious education is an annual retreat that provides students time to reflect on their own spirituality and life’s many gifts and blessings. Therefore, along with four years of religious studies and service commitments, students are required to attend the annual retreat.


    Service Hours Verification Form



    Delanco Community Day

    Noah's Ark Childcare and Church Readiness Ministry

    Food Bank of South Jersey

    JDRF Improving Lives. Curing Type 1 Diabetes

    Rising Stars Learning Center

    Hope Loves Company


    "Adopt a Beach" clean-up


    Religious Education Programs

    Community Service Club for Teens

    M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

    Ronald McDonald House

    Wish Upon A Hero Foundation

    Burlington County Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity

    Burlington Township Food Pantry

    Sports Unity Program

    Visitation Home Day Program

    Cathedral Kitchen

    Urban Promise Summer Camp

    Timothy Christian Academy

    American Cancer Society

    Almost Heaven

    St. Joan of Arc Carnival

    The Lily Pad Project

    First Presbyterian Church Community Luncheon

    Hainesport Township's Annual Community Day

    Holy Cross Academy Community Clean up Day

    Vacation Bible School

    Eastampton's Fun Day Event

    Sacred Heart School Annual Clothing Drive

    Holy Name Society

    Rancocas Nature Center

    Toys For Tots

    HCA Thanksgiving Basket Drive

    Lourdes Health System

    Camden Network Food Pantry

    Camden's Charter School Network

    Lauren Rose Albert Foundation

    Student Athletic Training Program

    Burlington Emergency and Community Service

    Delran Athletic Association

    Mt. Laurel Challenger Program

    Children's Cookies with Santa

    Air Force Department

    Our Lady of Good Counsel

    "Learn to Skate" program

    Food packages for Elderly and Disables

    St. Vincent de Paul

    Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ

    Special Olympics


    Lutheran Crossing Enhanced Living

    The Evergreens

    Good Counsel Homes

    The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation



    Deb Williams

    Service Coordinator



    Hope Blanch

    Campus Minister




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