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Service and Activities

An Education of the Mind — and the Heart

Service is an integral part of the HIES experience. In our worship, in our study, and in our activities, we're always led back to the idea of neighbor. Service is part of our HIES mission, but even more it is a part of us, all of us – students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. Our service takes many forms: environmental projects; tutoring and assisting underprivileged students; volunteering at local hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics; traveling on overseas mission trips; and more. Across the city, across the world, we are changing lives. And as we do, in deep and lasting ways, we are being changed, too.

Community service is more than a graduation requirement at HIES. At HIES we believe you are never too young to make a difference in your community and the world.

Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and organizations are an integral part of student life at HIES. They exist to provide students with opportunities to continue their educations outside of the classroom. Involvement in organizations is a great way to enhance social skills, problem-solving, leadership qualities, and other important life skills. Leaders of clubs and organizations play an important role in helping students build relationships and strengthen their connection to the entire HIES community.

HIES clubs must have written statements of purpose on file with the director of student activities. Clubs must comply with all school policies and procedures, including those outlined in the HIES Student Handbook. HIES clubs and organizations are classified in the following categories:

  • Academic or Department-affiliated: Activities and membership center on a particular area of academic study. A school department may sponsor the club or organization.
  • Special Interest: Activities and membership focus on special interest, whether cultural, social, political, etc.
  • Honor, Leadership, and Service: Activities revolve around volunteering and/or service.
  • Mentoring Groups: Activities and membership focus on shared experiences.