Service learning is an educational experience based on a collaborative partnership between Black Mountain Academy and the community. Learning through service has proven to enable students to apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to meet genuine community needs. Through reflection and assessment, students gain a deeper understanding of course content and the importance of civic engagement. Staff will co-create projects that our students are passionate about. Add: Service work also prepares students for internships and jobs by developing the skills of work stamina, attention to detail, completion and cleanup, planning and preparation, and persistence.


Some examples of service learning sites accessible to Black Mountain Academy students include:

  • Humane animal shelters
  • Local food banks
  • Community gardening programs
  • Local soup kitchens and homeless shelters
  • Programs to redistribute fresh produce
  • Local athletic events
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Community Centers
  • Affordable housing programs
  • Local farmers markets
  • River and roadway cleaning projects
  • Local charitable organizations