Community Service

All students must complete 100 community service hours to graduate from Pine Castle Christian Academy. The Community Service requirement is meant to foster an ethic of volunteerism that is a part of everyday life where the volunteering is integrated and balanced with other obligations. Community service hours are defined as hours spent working for a non-profit group or organization that benefits the community. You cannot be paid or compensated for these hours in any way.

Community Service Activities (These count for Community Service):

  • Volunteering for non-profit groups such as schools, youth organizations, beach clean-up organizations, church group, etc.
  • Creating your own community service projects
  • Design your own and have a teacher or staff member be your advisor and seek prior approval
  • Fundraising for non-profit organizations like the Red Cross or American Cancer Society
  • After hours school-related volunteering such as helping out with back-to-school night, Freshman orientation, volunteering with a teacher after-school, volunteering at sports activities, etc.


Any PCCA related community service MUST have prior approval from Dr. Aiyer.

Activities which do not qualify for service hours:

  • Class assignments and field trips
  • Work done in a teacher’s classroom unless prior approval is given to the teacher
  • Activities for which you are paid
  • Working for “free” for a friend or family member’s business
  • Donations (Locks of Love, donating blood, etc.)