Learning to serve others is a necessary component to becoming a contributing member in society. At ISA, we want our students to learn the value of service. With a school that spans Pre-K through 12th grade, we have the unique opportunity to have our older students model and share their experiences with the younger students. We also have our students reach out to the community by providing valuable volunteer work.
Our service is structured with various levels. To meet the required 100 hours for the graduation requirement, students can work within the campus community during the day or log their hours outside the regular school schedule utilizing ISA’s Community Service Time Sheet.
Within the campus community, students can be scheduled as a service student. These students have a set schedule where they provide support to the younger students with “buddy” reading programs, individual tutoring, homework help, language support and any other activity that helps with the academic success of the younger students. Service students also help maintain our learning center and technology needs. They are a valuable asset to our school community.
Service hours can also be accumulated by volunteering beyond the school day. We have students monitor the buses both to and from school. Again, they become the model for the younger children on what is expected of an ISA student. Our students find worthy projects in the community, such as beach clean ups, working with the elderly, helping with youth sports and assisting with programs for the less fortunate. Students have the opportunity to join Key Club, an international student-led organization, which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. We are proud of our students and the quality work they provide to the community.
When they give of themselves to help others, ISA students learn what it takes to be a true citizen. Our service program provides the structure. Our students get it done!