At Squaw Valley Academy we believe that service to one’s community is an obligation that every member of our community should fulfill. This is why Squaw Valley Academy has made it an integral part of our residential life curriculum as well as our school mission. Each student participates in community service during every school year. In order for students to earn their Squaw Valley Ski pass, they must complete a minimum of fifteen hours of community service. Community service opportunities include the following volunteer opportunities: tree planting, trash clean up, participation in Project Mana food drive, community charity ski swap, volunteering at the retirement home, and volunteering at Far West Adaptive Ski School for disabled skiers. We believe that ultimately, students find that the intangible rewards that come from giving their time to the community, far outweighs the sacrifice it required of them.