Volunteering not only promotes personal growth, self-esteem, and civic responsibility, but it also brings people together and strengthens the community.  In addition, colleges consider the amount of community service a student has completed when making admissions and scholarship decisions.

Community Service for Students at PSA

Because of the great benefits associated with volunteerism, it is recommended that each student at Palmetto Scholars Academy complete at least ten (10) hours of community service per academic year.  Service must benefit an organization or individual that is not related to the student in any way.  If the student has any questions about whether something will be approved – please email Mrs. Amber Speights at
Community service for the 2021-2022 school year should be completed and hours turned into PSA no later than the third Thursday of May, to count towards yearly service awards. PSA students will be tracking community service for House awards and individual awards. Students who conduct fifty or more hours of community service throughout the school year will be given special recognition.  
Student and Parents here is the link to Log Volunteer Hours

Community Service Hours for Parents

A PSA parent is required to support the school with his/her time through donating a minimum of ten (10) hours of volunteer service during the school year, setting a good example for PSA students. Families with more than one child are asked to work five (5) additional hours per each additional child with a maximum of 20 hours per family. PSA will no longer be accepting donations in lieu of volunteering. 
Student and Parents here is the link to Log Volunteer Hours

Volunteering Opportunities

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  • Katie‚Äôs Krops

    PSA is home to a Katie's Krops student-led garden. Help is needed with mulching, weeding, and harvesting. Sign up here.
  • Holocaust memorial daffodil garden

    PSA students planted daffodil bulbs at the school entrance to remember children who lost their lives in the Holocaust. 

The PSA Difference

How we are different
Palmetto Scholars Academy (PSA) will provide a differentiated program designed to meet the educational needs of intellectually gifted learners, address their distinctive social and emotional needs, promote individual character development and instill a life-long love of learning. Our students will engage with leading innovative organizations in higher education, business, and science, to empower them to make original and impactful contributions toward the elevation of South Carolina in the areas of education, commerce, arts, and science.