Community Service is an important element to the student experience at Pine Castle Christian Academy. There are yearly community service events that students have an opportunity to be a part of, as well as other opportunities that present themselves throughout the year.
Elementary students participate yearly in Operation Christmas Child. This past year, they filled 55 shoe boxes!
Harvest Home chapel takes place in the fall. The students are encouraged to bring in canned goods and non-perishable items to be donated to food pantries.
Each year, middle school participates as a group in services needs around the local community. This year they are helping beautify a park.
Students also can start logging their individual community service projects such as serving at church, mission work, etc. This will help them qualify for National Junior Honor Society as well.
High school students are required to serve at least 25 hours of community service each year, for a total of 100 hours (or more) as a graduation requirement. PCCA provides some organized serving events each year. In 2011, they partnered with Discovery Church’s Love Grows project and packed over 7,000 seed packets to help combat global hunger.
The community service requirement also helps the students qualify for Bright Futures.
During Homecoming Spirit Week, there is a different theme each day for donations and items collected are donated to local organizations. The entire student body participates in this community service opportunity.