Students are taught about compassion through community service. Community service hours both in and outside of school are required in Middle School, and school-wide community service efforts – from serving food to the homeless or participating in a charity run to decorating valentines for seniors – are coordinated at all grade levels by a faculty member. The importance of giving back to one’s community is one of the many lifelong lessons Academy students take with them after they graduate.
Community service activities that middle school students have been involved in have included:
- Annual clothing drive
- Annual food drive
- Serving those in need
- Raising funds for Relay for Life – American Cancer Society
- Performing and provideing refreshment for SOC and other organizations