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MS and HS students can earn 10 SSL hours by creating an original 50-70 second video to promote awareness of dating abuse and domestic violence among teens. First place video is awarded $1000! To view the contest rules, see past winning videos, and learn more about healthy teen relationships and the characteristics of unhealthy and abusive relationships, visit the Choose Respect Montgomery webpage.Additional details and timelines
We are seeking students interested in developing a video presentation with either a leadership moment or extracurricular skill to inspire, teach, and share with their MCPS peers and the greater MCPS community. Students may earn 10 SSL hours for successful submission of all items identified in the Student-To-Student Extracurricular Series Form. Learn more
All nonprofit-hosted SSL opportunities can be found on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) website. These opportunities are tagged with the blue MCPS SSL banner and graduation cap icon. Students may also directly access nonprofit-hosted MCPS SSL opportunities at bit.ly/SSLOpportunities and bit.ly/VirtualSSL2020.
IMPORTANT: TEMPORARY AMENDED SSL INFORMATIONVisit the link below to review the guidelines for select virtual/remote service that students may complete until the end of the 2021-2022 school year.MCPS SSL Guidelines for Virtual/Remote SSL Opportunities
To meet the service-learning needs of our students during this time period, students may temporarily earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours for virtual/remote service completed from home under the sponsorship of an approved nonprofit organization or MCPS school staff member. Students may engage in designated virtual/remote MCPS SSL opportunities through the summer of 2021 and until the end of the 2021-2022 school year. The new guidelines have been created to ensure that any virtual/remote service during this time maintains the safety and privacy of our students and adheres to the proper supervision and monitoring needed for SSL as a state graduation requirement.
Middle school and high school students may continue earning SSL hours towards their SSL graduation requirement by engaging in SSL opportunities during the summer, including traditional in-person opportunities and select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the temporarily amended guidelines. Rising sixth-grade students may begin participating in SSL opportunities starting on June 17, 2021. Please refer to important information about the MCPS SSL program provided below:
Reminder: All SSL forms for service completed after June 1, 2019, should be submitted to the school’s SSL coordinator when students return to school for the 2021-2022 school year (please note that after the 2021-2022 school year, SSL forms will no longer be accepted from previous school years).
High School SSL Coordinators
Middle School SSL Coordinators
If you have any questions about the SSL program during the summer, please email the MCPS SSL office at SSL@mcpsmd.org.
If you have any questions about the SSL program during the school year, please email your school’s SSL coordinator.
Want to learn more? See this presentation detailing the state of Maryland and MCPS requirements for SSL, how students can earn SSL hours, how students can access virtual/remote opportunities while schools are closed, and an overview of the MCPS SSL program and its resources.
*The required deadline for all documentation that qualifies seniors for Certificates of Meritorious Service and middle school students for the Superintendent’s SSL Award is April 1, 2022. All SSL forms (MCPS Form 560-51: Student Service Learning Activity Verification) should be emailed to the school’s SSL coordinator by April 1, 2022, to be considered for these awards.
*Any high school senior who has submitted documentation to show the completion of 240 SSL hours or more by April 1, 2022, will earn the Certificate of Meritorious Service along with a purple tassel for graduation. This award requirement has been prorated to account for the period of time during which school buildings were closed. Any middle school student who has submitted documentation to show the completion of the 75-hour SSL graduation requirement (for the first time in middle school) by April 1, 2022, will receive the Superintendent’s SSL Award.
All SSL Forms for service completed any time during the current school year and the summer before the current school year are REQUIRED to be submitted to the school SSL coordinator no later than the first Friday in June.
IMPORTANT: The Maryland State Board of Education met on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 and approved the State Superintendent’s waiver for the Student Service Learning requirement for seniors who have not met the requirements. Seniors who graduate in August 2021 will receive the State Superintendent’s waiver for the Student Service Learning graduation requirement.
Students do not use student_ID@mcpsmd.net as your contact information when registering. Use another email or phone number.
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