student service Learning

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Mr. William Sartori

SSL Coordinator, School Counselor

Student Service Learning (SSL) activites are intended to address a recognized need in the community and provide a learning experience for students.  SSL is requried by the Maryland State Department of Education for graduation.  Hours are earned through upaid service with non-profit organizations, government agencies, school clubs, and through specific school courses.  There are only a few opportunities working directly with the school.

SSL hours can be earned beginning in the summer after grade 5.  Students should aim to finish earning all their hours by the end of the first semester of their senior year to avoid potential problems at graduation.  Students should also consider trying to earn most of their hours before the fall of their junior year when coursework becomes heavy.

Important Information and forms:

SSL Hour Verification Form

MCPS Student Service Learning Information


Time Frame of Service  

Documentation Due Date  

Service completed during the summer

September 28, 2018

Service completed during the summer and 1st semester

January 4, 2019

Service completed during the summer, 1st semester, and 2nd semester

June 7, 2019



Documentation Due Date  

Documentation that qualifies seniors for Certificates of Meritorious Service

April 5, 2019


MCPS Pre-Approved SSL Opportunities