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Student Service Learning

Extended Learning Opportunity

Extended Learning Opportunity ~ Summer Adventures in Learning (ELO SAIL) and the Extended Learning Opportunities ~ Summer Title I Enrichment Program (ELO STEP) for Summer 2017. All student volunteers are required to be entering Grade 7 or higher in the Fall of 2017. Volunteers will work under the direct supervision of a classroom teacher to provide classroom support and assist with various activities. Please visit the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) website to obtain detailed information regarding the ELO SAIL and ELO STEP programs, and review the list of MCPS school locations for 2017.

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Highlighting Student Service

Joshua Freedman and borther
Joshua Freedman
7th Grade
Robert Frost Middle School
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Find SSL Approved Opportunities:
Visit the Montgomery County Volunteer Center Website

Link to all Pre-Approved MCPS SSL Opportunities:

Find SSL Approved Opportunities - MCVC Website

Graduation cap icon indicates MCPS SSL approved.

Important Dates


  • September 30, 2016:
    Documentation of service performed from June 3, 2016 through the summer is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.
  • January 6, 2017:
    Documentation of service performed during the first semester is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.
  • June 2, 2017:
    Documentation of all service performed during the second semester is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.


*Due to spring break the deadline has been modified*

  • April 6, 2017:
    Documentation that qualifies seniors for Certificates of Meritorious Service is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.
  • April 6, 2017:
    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!)

SUMMER Pre-Approval Requests

Non-profit organizations that are not identified with the MCPS SSL approved medallion Graduation cap icon on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website require pre-approval.

The MCPS Form 560-50-Individual Student Service Learning Request must be submitted and approved by the school-based SSL Coordinator in advance of service. All Pre-Approval Requests must be submitted in a timely manner. There is a two-week allowance for school-based SSL Coordinators to review the request for approval or denial based on compliance with MCPS SSL Program.

Congratulations to:

  • Thomas W. Pyle Middle School for receiving the "2014-2015 School of the Year" Award.
  • Francis Scott Key Middle School for receiving the 2015 State School of Character Award.

Awarded from the Maryland State Department of Education in partnership with Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University.

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Contact Us

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,

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