Montgomery County Public Schools
Blair Ewing Center
14501 Avery Road Rockville, MD 20853
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to say an organization and opportunity are MCPS SSL Approved?
How many SSL hours are required for MCPS students to graduate?
How can MCPS students earn SSL hours?
Is there a list of MCPS SSL approved organizations & MCPS SSL approved opportunities?
Can SSL hours be earned by camp counselors or activity assistants in denominational summer camps such as Vacation Bible School?
Can SSL hours be earned by acting as a class/teacher aide in a congregationally-based program, including tutoring/teaching a foreign language?
Does providing childcare while parents attend meetings at the religious organization site qualify for SSL?
Does tutoring another in preparation for a religious service, or participation in a religious service qualify for SSL?
Does providing clerical or administrative support to a religious organization qualify for SSL?
Can SSL hours be earned while serving an independent community nonprofit as part of a faith-based group opportunity?
Is there a difference between "volunteering" services to a religious or other nonprofit organization and opportunities that qualify forSSL?
How are student records towards the SSL diploma requirement maintained?
What are the forms used to document SSL and where can they be found?
Can SSL hours be earned in opportunities with nonprofit organizations that are not identified as MCPS SSL Approvedat the website: www.mcpsssl.org?
Are there MCPS awards given to students with exceptional SSL records?
Is there an appeal process for SSL disputes?
How do nonprofit community organizations get pre-approved for SSL?
What are the roles and responsibilities of organizations identified as MCPS SSL approved?
How are service-learning hours awarded?
Can SSL hours be earned for service to political organizations or individuals running for public office?
Are there occasions where students may earn SSL hours with for-profit organizations?
Are there activities that do not result in SSL hours?
Can students participate in SSL activities with nonprofit organizations that are located outside of Montgomery County?
Is there a range of activities with nonprofit organizations that qualify for SSL?
Can SSL hours be awarded for meal preparation at home for residents in a Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless shelter?
Does service withnonprofit organizations prior to enrollment in MCPS count toward the SSL requirement?
Can hours be earned by assisting classroom teachers with instructional tasks?
Can students earn SSL hours for supporting MCPS athletics?
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