Parent Volunteering

Nova Classical Academy relies on our community of parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors to enhance the schools’ efforts and each student’s educational experience through volunteerism. Thank you for your vital contribution to Nova!

Volunteer Application (Background Check)

Volunteer Portal (To see volunteer needs)

Volunteer Portal Help Sheet

Every school year, each Nova family is expected to volunteer 20 hours for the school. If you have questions about how to best fulfill your family’s volunteer requirement, please contact the District Receptionist. Thank you!

“It’s like belonging to a family of intellectuals. It seems more like a family than class.”

{Nova Student}

Student Volunteer Requirement

We believe that classical education at Nova will allow us to graduate a young adult who is a rational thinker, self-motivated learner, and demonstrated him/herself to be a person of character.

As such, we hope to graduate engaged students who are involved in their communities.  This is why Nova’s graduation requirements include not just class requirements and credit expectations, but service hours as well.  Students in the School of Rhetoric are required to have 80 volunteer hours completed for graduation. 40 of those hours can be volunteering for Nova.  Receiving any monetary form of compensation will not meet the required hours.

For SOR volunteer requirements questions please contact David Shuman. If you need help navigating additional volunteer hours with Nova, please contact the District Receptionist.

Thank you!

Student Volunteer Participation Form

  • Area Churches/Hospitals
  • Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, U of M
  • Clubhouse Cookies
  • Dakota County Libraries
  • Elder Care Rights Alliance
  • Friends of the Mississippi River
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • InterCity Tennis
  • Jewish Community Center
  • MN United
  • Neighborhood House
  • Nova Classical Academy
  • Science Museum of MN
  • Second Harvest Heartland
  • Shalom Home
  • St. Paul Public Libraries
  • Star Swim Team
  • Studio Mystique
  • Wellington Senior Home
  • YMCA Camps (DuNord, Widgiwagon)

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  —Anne Frank