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Community Service Requirement



A conviction of Legacy Christian Academy is that young people need to receive stimulation and training in missions education in order to:

  1. Gain a world view of missions.
  2. Consider seriously missions and other Christian vocations as a career.
  3. Become involved in the local church and Christian community. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)

The purpose of the missions/service requirement for Legacy Christian Academy High School is in harmony with this conviction. It is our desire to help our students gain a Christian worldview, to be encouraged to experience a closer walk with God, and to bring glory to Him through their ministry. The missions/service requirements provide this opportunity.


Each student must meet minimum hours of missions/service requirement each year (freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors-30 hours). The missions/service requirement must be met in order for the student to graduate or to return to LCA the following school year.

  1. Our goal is for the student to experience the joy of serving; thus the fulfillment of this requirement is purposely made flexible. The student may fulfill the requirement by using summers and/or the school year. Example: A student entering the 9th grade can meet his/her freshman year service requirement in one of the following ways:
    1. Meet all the clock hours of participation during the summer prior to his/her freshman year.
    2. Meet all the clock hours of participation during the summer following his/her freshman year.
    3. Meet all the clock hours of participation during his/her freshman school year.
    4. Meet the clock hours of participation through any combination of the above.

This same type of flexibility is applicable to all grade levels except that Seniors must have their hours in before they may graduate.

Service is defined as:

  • Clock hours of active participation. It must be in blocks of a minimum of 6 hours or more of the same type of ministry. Additional hours can be a variety of one hour ministries.Taking a class or going on a retreat does not qualify. Training can qualify if it is done as a preparation to the ministry and is no more than 1/3 of the total block of hours of that particular ministry. Active participation means doing, not listening, watching or observing. An activity being ministry oriented (giving of self to others in service and time).
  • Being supervised, directly or indirectly, by an adult.
  • Selected from the approved list or approved prior to the beginning of the activity by the high school administration.
  • Should be done outside school hours.

Reporting will be done by the student turning in the “Missions/Service Requirement” form, signed by the adult supervisor.


This list is not an exclusive list. If a ministry is not on the list, prior approval can be obtained from the high school administration.

  • Sunday School Teacher
  • Sunday School Aide
  • Church Visitation
  • Special Church Projects
  • Hospital Volunteer
  • Nursing Home Volunteer
  • Resident Home Volunteer
  • Crisis Pregnancy Center
  • Dayton Right to Life
  • Gospel Mission
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Bible Clubs
  • Literacy Program
  • Church Choir
  • Playing a Musical Instrument at Church or Church-Sponsored Activities
  • Youth Group Leadership
  • Church Maintenance or Custodial
  • Evangelism Program (Example: Evangelism Explosion)
  • Camp Staff
  • LCA Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Church Drama or Ensemble
  • Tutoring
  • AWANA/Royal Ranger Type Groups
  • Leadership Mission Trips Sponsored by a Church or Other Approved Agency
  • Operation of Church Sound or Video System
  • Helping Senior Citizens
  • Teacher Aide (Outside of School Hours)
  • Computer Work for Church