Please be in prayer that we would be able to continue our legacy of service in the name of Jesus Christ.
Service is a critical component of TKA's educational experience, and all high school students at The King's Academy are required to complete service hours annually as part of their graduation requirements. We find ourselves in a unique situation for the 2020-2021 school year with regard to service. The experience will be different this year for many but no less valuable.
Types of Service
There are many ways for TKA students to serve despite the various restrictions in place. We will actively be looking for ways, both in-person and online, that students can participate in local volunteer opportunities. STUDENTS: There will be bi-weekly service opportunity updates, in the FACTS Family Portal Announcements and in the Friday Royal Reminders, indicating pre-approved volunteer organizations. that students can serve to obtain volunteer hours. Students will be responsible for contacting organizations and arranging their volunteer times. If a student decides to serve with an organization that is not on the pre-approved list, please send these approval requests to Stephanie.Nieves@tka.org.
Service Trips in 2020-2021
While we hope to facilitate service trips during our annual Service Week in the spring, we have no guarantees that we will be able to at this time. These trips would only be to areas within a day's drive. Due to the uncertainty, there will be no trips requiring air travel this year. A final decision on any domestic trips will be made by January 1st. Please find new and updated information below about service requirements for this year. We hope that this information will encourage and enable you to serve our local community in new ways during this interesting season of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Service Requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year
- Current 9th and 10th grade students will complete 15 volunteer service hours.
- Current 11th and 12th grade students will complete 25 volunteer service hours.
TKA is now using the MobileServe online application to log and approve service hours for all high school students. After a student logs hours in the MobileServe account, a representative of the volunteer agency will sign off on the hours that the student worked. The student will receive an email confirmation once the hours are approved. TKA students were sent individual invitations to join MobileServe on 9/17/20. If you can not find your activation email, please download the MobileServe app on your phone or access on your computer browser, click login, and then click forgot password. This will generate another email invitation to join. You must log in with your TKA email address.
Eligibility Requirements for Service
If a student decides to volunteer in an organization not listed with TKA or serve in another way, prior approval is required to guarantee hours will be counted. Because TKA is a Christ-centered school, the Service Select opportunity must be with a Christ-centered organization and meet a minimum of two of the following four criteria to qualify for service hours:
- The recipients have a material need
- There is a relational component
- Students are serving across economic, geographic, or ethnic groups
- Students are choosing to be out of their comfort zone
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Spiritual Life Staff Member, Stephanie.Nieves@tka.org.