In order to fulfill our mission to develop students with a heart for God, as well as receive a Christian Academy diploma, students are required to complete 60 hours of community service over their four years of high school (45 total hours required for Graduating classes 2021-2024 due to Covid-19). It is recommended that students try to average 15 hours per year. Students must not receive payment for this service, and work may not be done for direct family members (chores, babysitting or similar activities). Up to half of the service hours may be served in a student’s local church setting or through CAI functions (service to the saved). At least half of the service hours must be served in a community, missions setting or service to the unsaved. Check with your counselor for approval prior to serving the hours.
A maximum of 8 hours may be served in one day. Prior to a mission trip, the trip coordinator will determine how many service hours will be awarded for the trip. Credit for hours begins the day after 8th grade graduation. No credit will be granted for time worked during school hours. Students who transfer part way through their high school career will be expected to complete a total number of hours which equals 15 hours for each year that they attend Christian Academy.
Service hours must be properly documented on the Community Service Hours Form and submitted to the counseling office within 1 year of completion in order to receive credit.