The Highlands School

Safe Environment

The Diocese of Dallas Safe Environment Program

Mission Statement

As Christian adults, we have a moral and legal responsibility and are entrusted by God with the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of minors and vulnerable adults. As they participate in activities within or sponsored by our Diocese, it is our responsibility and commitment to provide an environment which is safe and nurturing.

The Catholic Diocese of Dallas has a program to reduce the risk of abuse in order to:

  • To provide a safe and secure environment for minors and vulnerable adults in the faith communities within our Diocese.
  • To reduce the possibility of false accusations against clergy, employees and volunteers.
  • To assist the Diocese in evaluating a person\rquote s suitability to work with minors or vulnerable adults.
  • To satisfy the concerns of parents and staff members with a screening process.
  • To provide a system to respond to the victims and their families, as well as the accused.
  • To reduce the risk exposure of the parishes and the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.

If you are interested in becoming Safe Environment Certified at the Highlands School, please follow the directions below.

1. For new volunteers/applicants, the documents listed below will need to be completed and submitted to the Safe Environment Coordinator. If possible, please print and have forms filled out when you come in.

2.View the Family of Faith video featuring Bishop Farrell

The video files can be large, so we only suggest you access and view them via a high speed internet connection. If you do not have a high speed internet connection, please contact the school for other arrangements.

Please be informed that there is a $15 background check fee the Highlands School runs for all new volunteers. In addition a current photo will need to be submitted to the Safe Environment Coordinator to create an I.D. Badge.


At The Highlands School, we want to ensure that all church personnel and volunteers remain current with their Safe Environment Program certifications.

You are eligible to take the on-line course if you have previously attended a Safe Environment Program Training Session at The Highlands School.

To update your safe environment training, go to
 Click on Safe Environment
Then click on update training.
Select a training, take the short quiz, print and send to me. 
If you have any questions please call me at 972-554-1980 ext 243
Or email me

If you do not have access to a computer and would like to pick up a safe environment packet, please call or email me. 

The Highlands School implements the Integral Formation™ method of education developed
by the Legionaries of Christ.
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