Student Service Learning (SSL)
A purple tassel on the caps of seniors at the graduation ceremony identifies them as meritorious service contributors (260 or more SSL hours).
Summer SSL Pre-Approval Requests- Non-profit organizations that are not identified with the MCPS SSL approved medallion on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website require pre-approval in order to award SSL hours. In advance of the service activity, the MCPS Form 560-50 Individual Student Service Learning Request must be submitted for review and approval. During summer break, the requests may be sent via email to SSL@mcpsmd.org or via fax at 301-517-8166. We will ensure every effort to approve requests in a timely manner but granting approval of last minute submissions is not guaranteed.
SYSTEMWIDE STUDENT DOCUMENTATION TIMELINES:
September 26, 2014: Documentation of service performed from June 13, 2014 through the summer is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.
January 9, 2015: Documentation of service performed during the first semester is due to the school-based SSL coordinator. *Due to winter break the deadline has been modified*
June 5, 2015: Documentation of all service performed during the second semester is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.
SYSTEMWIDE SSL AWARD TIMELINES:
*Due to spring break the deadline has been modified*
March 26, 2015: Documentation that qualifies seniors for Certificates of Meritorious Service is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.
March 26, 2015: Documentation that qualifies middle school students for the Superintendent’s SSL Award is due to the school-based SSL coordinator. This award is given to students who meet the 75 hour graduation requirement during middle school. (It is only awarded once.)
For student-specific SSL questions: Contact the school-based SSL coordinator. Click here for the school coordinator list.
General questions about the MCPS SSL program? Contact Kimberly A. Brooks, coordinator, Division of Pupil Personnel Services, 301-279-3454, SSL@mcpsmd.org.