Student Service Learning

 

Student Service Learning (SSL) Notes

 

(A graduation cap icon capsignifies SSL Approval at www.mcpsssl.org “SSL Community Opportunities”.)   

  • Consider getting involved in service on President’s Day February 20 and the “Early Release” day on March 2. 
  • Local, State, and National elections provide opportunities for students to be involved in the political process.  Political organizations and opportunities identified with a graduation cap icon cap on the website www.mcpsssl.org are approved for SSL.  Any service provided to an individual running for public office requires MCPS Form 560-50, Request for SSL Preapproval granted in advance.
  • Remember:  SSL is a graduation requirement.  SSL along with all other requirements must be met for a high school diploma to be awarded.

 

Student Service Learning (SSL) Notes

 

(A graduation cap icon  capsignifies SSL Approval at www.mcpsssl.org “SSL Community Opportunities”.)

 

  • Students who have met the graduation requirement of 75 hours by the first Friday in April of a middle school year will be awarded the Superintendent’s SSL Award.  

  • Spring Break is a good time to get involved in service, address real needs in the community, while gaining knowledge, developing skills, and earning SSL hours in a meaningful way.
  • Seniors who have documented 260 or more SSL hours by the first Friday in April will be awarded a Certificate of Meritorious Service. 

Student Service Learning (SSL) Notes

Give a Little Time…Make a Big Difference

(A graduation cap icon  capsignifies SSL Approval at www.mcpsssl.org “SSL Community Opportunities”.)  

  • High school students enrolled in the National, State, and Local Government course have the opportunity to earn 7 SSL hours during Semester A, and 8 SSL hours during Semester B for their full participation in the SSL aspects, and successful completion of the course.
  • All SSL organizations and opportunities must be preapproved.  Choose from those that are identified with a graduation cap icon cap on the website www.mcpsssl.org.
  • Middle School students enrolled in Grade 6 science, Grade 7 English, and Grade 8 social studies will have opportunities to engage in service-learning activities during the instructional day.  Verification of service in these courses is required using MCPS Form 560-51, Student Service Learning Activity Verification.

Student Service Learning (SSL) Notes

Give a Little Time…Make a Big Difference

(A graduation cap icon cap signifies SSL Approval at www.mcpsssl.org “SSL Community Opportunities”.)  

  • Service performed during the second semester can be turned in any time during the semester.  The latest date to turn in documentation of second semester service is the Friday before exams begin.  Senior hours are due before that date.
  • All forms required to document SSL are found on the website www.mcpsssl.org or at any middle or high school.  Completed forms become part of each student’s record.
  • All service for which SSL hours are awarded must be performed in a public place.  The only exception to this is students may earn SSL hours by making bag lunches at home and delivering them to a county homeless shelter.  SSL hours are awarded based on the number of meals delivered.  

 

Student Service Learning (SSL) Notes

Give a Little Time…Make a Big Difference

June 2012

(A graduation cap icon  capsignifies SSL Approval at www.mcpsssl.org “SSL Community Opportunities”.)

 

  • Congratulations to Seniors who will wear purple tassels on their caps during graduation in recognition of the meritorious service.
  • Congratulations to all those who met the SSL graduation requirement by April of middle school year and received the Superintendent’s SSL Award.
  • During the summer months when school-based SSL coordinators are not in their buildings SSL questions and requests for preapproval may be referred to the SSL Office 301-279-3454.
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