Student Service Learning (SSL)

Student Service Learning Guide

The Student Service Learning Guide For Students and Families has important information, including how to find community organizations and opportunities for SSL.

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Systemwide Documentation and Award Timelines

Time Frame of Service Documentation Due Date
Service completed during the summer September 27, 2019
Service completed during the summer and 1st semester January 3, 2020
Service completed during the summer, 1st semester, and 2nd semester June 6, 2020
Award Documentation Due Date
Documentation that qualifies seniors for Certificates of Meritorious Service April 3, 2020
Documentation that qualifies middle school students for the Superintendent’s SSL Award. This award is given to students who meet the 75 hour graduation requirement during middle school and is only awarded once. April 3, 2020

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.

Summer Pre-Approval Requests

Nonprofit organizations that are not identified with a graduation cap graduation cap on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) 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. During the summer break, requests can be scanned and emailed to


SSL Opportunities

  • Find MCPS SSL Opportunities
    A graduation cap graduation cap indicates organizations or opportunities that meet MCPS SSL guidelines.

  • Students do not use as your contact information when registering. You must use another email or phone number.

SSL Forms


Contact Us

  • Student-specific SSL questions: Contact the school-based SSL Coordinator.

  • General questions about the program:
    Contact Mrs. Donna Kleffman at 240-740-4691 or Mrs. Shella Cherry at 240-740-4692.

  • Email:


News and Highlights

It's Drive For Supplies Time!
The 20th Annual Drive for Supplies event will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 at Argyle Middle School. Students, parents and organizations that support children are invited to shop for new and gently used school supplies for the next school year. The program not only benefits children in need but works to protect the environment by repurposing usable items that otherwise end up in landfills.

More Information

Choose Respect Conference!
It was a great day at the Choose Respect Conference with more than 500 people in attendance. To see who won the PSA contest and hear more about the conference:

2019 Choose Respect Montgomery Conference