“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
The Academy endeavors to maintain reasonable tuition rates for families and cultivate a family-community environment. In order to maintain reasonable rates, families are required to volunteer two (2) hours per week. The assigned tasks support Adelphia’s day-to-day operations. As a family-community, Academy families are also encouraged to volunteer outside of annual assignments when the need arises.
The Academy understands that some families, due to a variety of circumstances, are unable to commit to volunteering two hours per week. As such, their tuition must increase ($990) so that the Academy can pay for needed support. Families that choose Volunteer Opt-Out are not required to support program tasks throughout the program year. Although a family may choose to Opt-Out, families are encouraged to provide general volunteer support as their schedule permits. The Opt-Out fee is paid with the family’s selected tuition payment plan.
Families that are able to provide consistent volunteer support one hour per week may choose the Volunteer Partial Opt-In options ($585). The Partial Opt-In fee is paid with the family’s selected tuition payment plan. Families are always welcome to volunteer more as their schedule and opportunities permit.
The volunteer roles are generally assigned on a first come, first served basis. If a family selected the Volunteer Opt-In option, but is unable to volunteer for any remaining available roles that fulfill the 2 hrs/wk commitment, the family will need to pay the Volunteer Opt-Out or Volunteer Partial Opt-In fee.
Volunteering family members are required by California State Law to be fingerprinted. Before volunteering on campus, volunteers must be fingerprinted (paid for by family members).
Listed below are examples of the various volunteer opportunities. If a family has a skill set that would benefit the Academy, please inquire with the administration. The Academy looks forward to watching how God utilizes families to enhance and support the community of families each year.
Classroom assistance –Under the teacher’s authority and guidance, volunteers serve as classroom aids by assisting in various classroom and educational tasks.
Setup and Clean up – The Academy shares classrooms with the church. Volunteers are needed to setup classrooms (i.e., tables and chairs) on Monday and Thursday mornings 45 minutes before school begins. Volunteers are also needed to return the classrooms to their original setup on Tuesday and Thursday directly after school at 3:00 p.m. Additionally, volunteers empty trash cans, wipe down white boards and tables, and survey restrooms.
Lunch or Recess Monitor(s) – The Academy requires lunch and recess monitors each program day. Monitors must be committed to a specific day of the week. Lunch and Recess monitors must attend a brief safety training meeting.
Morning Express Drop-off Monitor – The Academy requires drop-off monitor each school day.
Fundraising & Events – Fundraising helps the Academy maintain reasonable tuition rates. Volunteers are needed to help create, operate and support fundraising activities. Additionally, volunteers are needed to support various Academy events throughout the program year.
Field Trip Coordinator – The Academy strives to build community through field trips. With guidance from the Academy staff, volunteers are needed to staff, plan and execute field trips for the program year.
Computer Skills – Volunteers with computer skills may be used to help teachers and/or the administrative staff.
Yearbook Team – The Academy produces an annual yearbook. Volunteers are needed to help with taking pictures and editing/producing the yearbook (with the help of the Academy’s staff).