Service Requirement

  • At Lake Norman Charter our motto is, together we learn, lead and serve. But a motto, mission or value statement is only words on paper unless it is lived through actions, attitudes and choices. That is why our high school has a service requirement that supports our motto and provides students with the opportunity and encouragement to perform service in their community.

    High school students are required to perform a minimum of 2.5 hours of service per quarter for a total of 10 hours per school year. Service is defined as a physical act of goodwill that is done outside of the student’s home and without compensation or gain.

    We offer students opportunities to fulfill their service hours here on campus, however, they can also meet the requirement through a club or organization with which they are already involved such as Scouts, Student Council or their place of worship. Furthermore, if a student is already required to perform service hours through an organization of which they are part, including an LNC organization such as a sports team, they can use those same hours to count toward this school requirement.

    Students track, validate and submit their hours through the service form. Service learning will be recorded on the final student report cards and transcripts as a pass/fail grade. If you have questions regarding the specifics of this program, please contact Mr. Craig Smith, HS Principal, at

    Due to the Pandemic, the HS service requirement is waived for the 2020-2021 school year only.


    Click here for the Service Requirement Log form