Our goal is to create students who are lifelong learners. Giving back to the community through Service Learning gives students the chance to put their classroom skills into action. Service shows that a person is committed to working hard and working for the common good. 21st century skills demand that students have a vision for their lives and that they want to make a positive impact on society. Our goal is to help them build that vision.
The Flex Academy Service Learning requirement helps equip students with the necessary skills and abilities for career and educational advancement as well as motivates students to take an active role as leaders in their communities.
Flex Academy understands that community service opportunities are available in many forms such as; direct, indirect, advocacy and research. Therefore, reflections of Service Learning minutes will be required for the student and Learner Coach to complete after each opportunity.
Who will participate?
All students are required to complete Service Learning minutes. Each family may participate in as many or as few of the group opportunities as they wish, as long as they meet the Flex Academy guidelines and minimum minute requirement.
How am I recognized for all of my hard work?
All students that meet the required minutes will receive a recognition certificate at an Awards Ceremony Flex hosts each Spring. If a student goes above and beyond expectations, they may receive a medal.
What qualifies as Service Learning minutes?
Service Learning combines service objectives with learning objectives. This could include service with community or religious organization, school-based projects, or individual efforts to help others. Paid services or helping with family chores do not qualify.