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).
Preapproval for Summer Activities Non-profit organizations and activities that are not identified with the MCPS SSL approved medallion on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website requires pre-approval. In advance of the service, complete and submit Individual Student Service Learning Request to the SSL Office for review via fax at 301-517-8166 or via email at SSL@mcpsmd.org. Please allow two weeks for review and approval.
SSL and Political Campaigns Students may earn SSL hours for supporting political candidates with an approved Individual Student Service Learning Request. Review the SSL guidelines regarding this opportunity in the SSL FAQs page.
SYSTEMWIDE STUDENT DOCUMENTATION TIMELINES:
September 26, 2014: Documentation of service performed from June 6, 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.)
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