Central Christian High School students are required to perform a minimum of 25 hours of community service each school year as part of their Bible classes. If a student does not accumulate these hours, it will be impossible for him to earn a grade higher than an 89% for the Bible class. At the end of the school year, if a student has more than the required number of hours, he may receive extra credit for extra hours at the discretion of the teacher. In general, students will be asked to divide their service equally (one-third) among their local church, CCS, and the community at large.
Community Service Defined: Any volunteer service activity that a student performs for an individual or an organization for which he is not reimbursed. There are four basic guidelines that must be followed:
- There must not be any type of direct benefit to the student.
- The individual served may not be a close relative.
- The organization served cannot be owned by the student’s family member(s).
- Only the hours they are actually working and or serving should be counted. (i.e. youth camp counselor – only the time actually working for the campers—not “hang out” time, sleep time, or meal time.)