Student Service Learning SSL
Student Service Learning (SSL) is a Maryland State Department of Education high school diploma requirement. A total of 75 Student Service Learning hours are needed for graduation. General information about Student Service Learning, such as pre approved activities, can be found on the Montgomery County Public Schools website.
Montgomery County Public Schools SSL website - www.mcpsssl.org
Montgomery County Volunteer Center - www.montgomeryserves.org
MCPS Form 560-50 - Application for SSL Special Activity
MCPS Form 560-51 - SSL Activity Verification
Place completed forms in the SSL mailbox in the Guidance Office, and pick up new forms from the rack below the mailbox.
Contact Kingsview’s SSL Coordinator – Mrs. Branham
One example of SSL Hours & Volunteering
KingsviewMiddle School students can earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours by volunteering their time at community institutions. Rebecca Roth chose this option when she volunteered at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum (SSMH) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. SSMH is a military museum that honors and educates about the sacrifices of those soldiers, sailors, and ordinary citizens who have served the United States from the Civil War to present day. Rebecca spent several days helping her grandmother, Carolyn Haser, perform some of her duties as SSMH Artistic Director. SSMH houses many rare and one-of-a-kind exhibits. Rebecca assisted her grandmother in performing “household chores.” Each exhibit requires periodic care and maintenance. Glass cases are opened and cleaned inside and outside; all artifacts are carefully removed and inspected. Each display is then either updated or redesigned. Rebecca exclaimed to her grandmother, “There is more to a display than just putting in artifacts!” She learned that each display tells a story and that story is told through the artifacts, provenance, tags, and other display information.