Northside Christian Academy Serves the Community
NCA students are strongly encouraged to give back to their community in the form of Christian Service. There are student body events as well as opportunities for students to serve in smaller groups, including the following: Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes: Students in K5-grade 12 participate in this school-wide effort to donate shoe boxes full of Christmas gifts to the Samaritan’s Purse ministry. Each fall the students bring in shoeboxes filled with toys & candy for children in third-world countries. Samaritan’s Purse distributes the boxes and presents the gospel of Jesus Christ as they share this tangible expression of love from our hearts to children we will most likely never see.
Mentor Group Project
Each student in grades 6-12 is assigned to a faculty mentor group. These groups meet periodically throughout the school year as teachers use opportunities to build positive character traits in the students with whom they work. Each group goes out into the community to do at least one Christian Service project outside of school hours. Graduation recognition: Beginning with ninth grade, students track their community service hours. Those who accumulate 200 hours or more in high school are recognized in graduation ceremonies with a special cord as part of their regalia.
Baby Jesus Offering
The final student body project is Christmas oriented, offering K5 students through seniors an opportunity to think of others at Christmas. Students bring a donation, often earned by doing chores or special projects, wrapped in Christmas packages. While the student body sings Christmas carols, students file by Christmas trees and leave their gifts for Baby Jesus. Projects in the past have varied from donating items to missionaries in foreign countries to helping provide playground equipment for underprivileged students in Charlotte.
This service project allows NCA students from kindergarten through twelfth grade to meet needs closer to home. Students bring in canned food and other non-perishable items during the month of November. The food drive culminates on the day of Thanksgiving chapel where the entire student body joins together to give thanks to God for His blessings. The food is donated to local organizations that provide for needy families in our area.