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SSL CoordinatorMs. Evan Anderson

SSL Office: Counseling Department

Office Phone number: 240-740-6126



End-of-Year SSL Message

Student Service Learning Graduation Requirement (https://bit.ly/2023SummerSSL)  

Additional updates and information about the MCPS SSL program are provided below:

Nonprofit-Hosted SSL Opportunities

MCPS SSL organizations and opportunities are tagged with the blue MCPS SSL banner and graduation cap icon on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) website

Many nonprofit-hosted in-person and virtual/remote SSL opportunities have already been posted for the summer!

All opportunities (including in-person): https://bit.ly/SSLOpportunities

Virtual/remote opportunities:


For additional tips on how to search for opportunities, please go to https://bit.ly/SSLSearchTips 

MCPS SSL Guidelines for Virtual/Remote Service

Students may continue to earn SSL hours for select virtual/remote service completed from home under the sponsorship of an approved nonprofit organization or MCPS staff member.

To continue offering an array of SSL opportunities to students, MCPS will continue to allow nonprofit organizations and schools to host virtual/remote SSL opportunities for students!  

To view the MCPS SSL guidelines for virtual/remote service, please visit https://bit.ly/VirtualSSLGuidelines.

Students may also continue to earn SSL hours for traditional in-person opportunities under direct supervision of a nonprofit representative or MCPS staff member in a public space.

MCPS Form 560-51:
SSL Activity Verification Form

Used to verify and document SSL hours after service is completed

Student and supervisor must complete the form

SSL Activity Verification Forms (https://bit.ly/SSLReflection) for service completed after June 1, 2023, should be turned into your school’s SSL coordinator when schools resume in the fall.


MCPS Form 560-50:
Individual SSL Request Form

Used to obtain pre-approval prior to service with a nonprofit organization not listed on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) website

To request pre-approval for service, please complete https://bit.ly/SSLPreApproval -- for in-person service, submit this form to your school’s SSL coordinator; for virtual/remote service or service to be completed during the summer, submit this form to SSL@mcpsmd.org 

Student SSL Records on Student/ParentVUE

Step-by-step directions for viewing a student’s full SSL record

Step-by-step directions may be found at https://bit.ly/SSLonVUE

MCPS SSL Program Overview

Complete overview of SSL requirements, guidelines, process, awards, and forms

MCPS SSL Program Overview may be found at https://bit.ly/SSLOverview2020  

MCPS SSL Hub for Students 

Find SSL forms, translated resources, SSL guidelines, and much more!

Check out SSL forms, resources, and guidelines at https://bit.ly/SSLHubMCPS 


If you have any questions about the SSL program during the summer, please email the MCPS SSL office at SSL@mcpsmd.org. Thank you! 

Important Links:

MCPS SSL Hub for Students and Families

MCPS Student Service Learning Home Page.

How to Check SSL Hours on Student/ParentVue

MCPS SSL Guidebooks  

(English, Español, Français, Amharic, Việt Nam, and 한국어 Versions)   

SSL Flowchart  

SSL Opportunities Already Pre-Approved - This is a SEARCH ENGINE set up by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC). Only those organizations with the graduation cap (mortar board) icon have been approved by MCPS. Before starting with an organization, please check with this site. Any student needing assistance with searches may stop by to see Ms. Anderson before school, during lunch, or after school.  
 Montgomery County Volunteer Center

SSL Forms: 

SSL Pre-Approval Form [Form 560-50] 

SSL Activity Verification [Form 560-51]

Important Dates:

Service Completed During…

Deadline to Turn in Hours

The summer

Recommended by: September 29th, 2023

Accepted until: June 7th, 2024

1st Semester

Recommended by: January 26th, 2024

Accepted UntilJune 7th, 2024

2nd Semester

June 7th, 2024


Senior Hours/Awards

Deadline to Turn in Hours

Certificate of Meritorious Service Award (240+ hours)

 April 5th, 2024

SSL requirement completed for graduation

 May 3rd, 2024

Student Service Learning Opportunities 

Looking for ways to earn SSL Hours? You can get volunteer opportunities delivered straight to your inbox by subscribing to the Montgomery County's Volunteer Center's monthly email newsletter here: http://bit.ly/2cm3UjY and get notices of last-minute volunteer needs in your Facebook feed by liking the Volunteer Center's page at http://www.facebook.com/MontgomeryCountyVolunteerCenter/

New Opportunities

Check out the RMHS SSL listserv for new SSL opportunities!