UPPER SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE
"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" (Ephesians 2:10).
The goal of IMPACT, the community service program, is to develop a daily lifestyle of service by providing opportunities for leadership outside of academics and athletics. This allows students’ spiritual gifts and talents to be used to impact our community for Christ. Students who choose to participate may select almost any area of service. Upper School students should record community service hours in GCIS. Middle School students are not required to use a specific form to record hours; however, the hours, location, and name of a supervising adult will need to be recorded. Information will be collected quarterly for students participating in IMPACT.
A student completing twenty hours or more of community service within a school year will be recognized at the end of the year.
A student completing thirty hours or more of community service within one school year will admitted to the honor fraternity, Emerio. Emerio means: to obtain by service, earn completely, deserve well. Thirty hours must be served each year for the membership status to remain intact.
Restrictions for the IMPACT program are as follows:
- If payment is made for the service, it is not accepted as IMPACT hours.
- Hours served during LCA's Work-A-Thon are not accepted as IMPACT hours.
- Fundraising for political candidates is not considered IMPACT hours.
- Mission trips will be limited to one-third of the trip length unless the hours of service can be proven to be more.
Mission trip opportunities are provided for our students. LCA has been represented in areas such as Brazil, Haiti, and Honduras.