InterSCession

InterSCession

InterSCession provides an opportunity for students to encounter God’s heart for the world through service, immersive experiences, and unique hands-on education. Options are strategically planned as a natural extension of the rich curriculum already engaging learners in the classroom. As the most anticipated week of the year, students are challenged to think biblically as they connect with the world around them and discover ways to utilize their knowledge, skills, and talents to impact their world for Christ.

Each experience falls into at least one of the following categories:

  • Service in nature. Students engage needy communities as the hands and feet of Jesus locally and abroad, and may minister directly to the spiritual needs of others. Service hours will be earned during these experiences.
  • Experiential in nature. Students participate in immersive experiences through exposure to God’s amazing creation to see how a Christian worldview relates to all aspects of life. Service hours may account for a portion of these experiences.
  • Educational in nature. Students are spurned to greater passion and interest in bible, history, science, the arts, and more as they dive deeply into subjects from a Christian worldview. Service hours may account for a portion of these experiences.

2024 Recap

2024 Offerings

Service

  • MS/HS: Serving at World Vision - 20 service hrs.
  • MS/HS: Daily Service at Sambica - 20 service hrs.
  • MS/HS: Early Ed & the Elderly - 20 service hrs.
  • HS: Mission to Seattle - 20 service hrs.
  • HS: Work & Play @ Miracle Ranch - 20 service hrs.
  • HS: Dominican Republic Missions - 30 service hrs.

Experience

  • MS/HS: Hiking the PNW
  • HS: Ultimate PE
  • MS: Outdoor Ed in California
  • HS: Sports in Arizona

Education

  • MS: PNW History Tour
  • MS/HS: Science Exploration
  • MS/HS: Seattle Bookworms
  • MS/HS: Latin American Culture & Cuisine
  • MS/HS: Pro Culinary Class & Feed - 15 service hrs.
  • MS: Space Academy
  • HS: The Emerald Isle - 10 service hrs.
  • HS: Advanced Space Academy
  • HS: A Bite of the Big Apple

All options for 2024 are listed above.

2025 Offerings

Service

Experience

Education

  • MS: Science Exploration
  • 8th Gr: PNW History Tour
  • 7th-9th Gr: WA D.C. Trip
  • HS: Art Creation on Location
  • HS: The Complete Athlete
  • HS Travel: Footsteps of Paul

Please check back for updated listings.

2026 Offerings

Service

Experience

  • MS Travel: Outdoor Ed
  • HS: New Zealand Adventure

Education

  • HS Travel: Civil War to Civil Rights
  • HS Travel: English Lit & Culture
  • HS Travel: Florida Marine Biology

Please check back for updated listings.

2027 Offerings

Service

Experience

Education

Potential strategic partnerships for programming may include: American Christian Tours, Friendship Tours, Joshua Expeditions, World Vision, Praying Pelican Missions, Students International, Maven Truth, WorldStrides, and others.

 

Yearly service hours requirements for graduation may be earned during InterSCession week, depending on the experience. Forty hours total are required to graduate, with a minimum of ten hours of service required per year regardless of previous service. Current high school students, please submit the Community Service Form in Canvas for credit hours.

 

World travel options are currently only open to high school students. Local and national travel is open to middle school students. Special programs, speakers, projects, and performances are arranged for elementary students on campus. Elementary and middle school students do not need to complete service hours at this time.

 

Contact Amy Goodrich, InterSCession Program Manager, with any questions.

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InterSCession 2018: A Glimpse of the SCS Experience

High school students thoroughly enjoyed their week pursuing creative elective learning out of the traditional classroom. Through InterSCession, both teachers and students are able to pursue specific subjects and skills and support the school’s mission of integrating scriptural principles into every facet of life. They are able to experience trips such as serving locally with partners at World […]

“InterSCession gave me the opportunity to be a servant of God and make an impact on the lives of others.”

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