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The Ignatian Encounter is completed by juniors either during the summer leading into their junior year or during the school year. The 40 hour service learning experience gives students the opportunity to explore and crystallize both the challenges and rewards of living a life for and with others. In consultation with the office of Faith and Justice, students select a placement where they will spend their 40 hours. The grade for this project is based on student’s successful and diligent completion of his hours as well as the thoughtful completion of various reflection activities and attendance at cohort reflection groups.
The Ignatian Encounter will be placed on a student's spring junior year schedule 8th period, is a letter-graded course, and the Office of Faith and Justice will work with students to select the best window of time and agency that connects the student to an agency that meets his interests, his schedule, and the geographic area that works for him. Although the grade for will show on a student's Spring transcript, it is expected the he complete the Ignatian Encounter in either the summer, fall or spring semester. This process will be independently tracked by the Office of Faith and Justice.