Upper School Community Service Program 2016-2017
The Community Service Program is designed to encourage students to “be a servant” to others. We want students to follow the example of Jesus Christ, be involved in their community, be aware of others’ needs, and exercise leadership skills. The focus of the program is not the number of hours worked or the type of service that is done, it is the Biblical principal of helping others:
- Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. I Peter 4:10
- Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men. Ephesians 6:7
- Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24
What is Community Service?
Community Service is defined as work done for someone other than a relative, for which the student is not paid.
Are there any opportunities at CCA for Community Service hours?
There are several opportunities at CCA for Community Service hours, such as the Annual Auction, helping a teacher before or after school, serving at the Pumpkin Patch Party in the fall, and more. You can learn of more opportunities throughout the year via daily announcements and requests from the Upper School faculty.
When are my hours due?
Download the Community Service Form 2016-2017 HERE. A form should be filled out for each service project completed. Forms must be turned in to the Upper School Assistant by 3:30pm on April 21, 2017. Students who fail to submit the minimum number of hours by the deadline will be assigned Saturday School in April and/or May at a cost of $50.
6th-8th grades = 10 hours per school year
9th-12th grades = 25 hours per school year
For High School students only
This program helps High School students meet scholarship and college entrance requirements. CCA requires High School students to complete a minimum of 100 community service hours, over four years, to graduate; however, this is a minimumas some colleges and/or scholarships require more hours. For example, the Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS), offered through Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, requires a minimum of 100 community service hours for eligibility; while the Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS) requires 75 hours. All seniors are required to meet a cumulative minimum of 75 hours by December 1, 2016.
Visit www.handsonjacksonville.org for community service opportunities in the Jacksonville area.
Contact & Questions
For additional information, please contact the Upper School Office at 904.268.8667 ext. 122.