As part of its mission as a Christian school to encourage Christlikeness in the lives of its students, the Academy provides ministry opportunities to encourage students to be involved in the Greenville community and serve others as a means of sharing the Gospel.
Christmas Giving Chapel (ES)
Each Christmas, elementary students are encouraged to forego the traditional classroom gift exchanges and instead focus on how they can be a blessing to children in need. Students put gifts of school supplies, toys and books under a Christmas tree at a special “Giving Chapel,” and their gifts are distributed to a ministry or group of students in need.
Festival of Trees (ES)
Students put their artistic abilities to work in preparing decorations for trees at the annual Festival of Trees in downtown Greenville. The design theme attempts to direct viewers to the true meaning of Christmas.
Grade-Level Community Service Projects (ES)
Students unite across grade levels in learning to be a blessing to others through local community service projects. Throughout the year teachers and students work together on a variety of projects—from packing encouragement packages to assembling toys for the humane society. Each November students participate in a letter-writing campaign to let veterans know how much they are appreciated. In addition, a number of chapel times are set aside each semester to honor those serving our community in elected offices and churches and as first responders.
Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive (ES)
Each Thanksgiving, elementary classes join forces to supply food products for local families in need. Nonperishable food items are collected by elementary students and then delivered to these families by ministry class students at Bob Jones University.
Miracle Hill Food Drive (MS)
For nearly 40 years, middle school students have been collecting grocery items for Miracle Hill Ministries. For most of those years, the collected items went to Miracle Hill Children’s Home. Now they stock the shelves of the Miracle Hill Food Warehouse. The thousands of items that the students contribute each year are the largest annual food donation to Miracle Hill.
Camp Spearhead Work Days (HS)
Student Body leaders sponsor a semiannual workday at Camp Spearhead, a special needs camp near Greenville. Students help with various camp projects and provide special activities for the campers.
Shepherd’s Gate Women’s Shelter Paper Drive (HS)
Each year the student body collects money or paper products for the Shepherd’s Gate women’s shelter.