Student Service Learning

SSL Coordinator : Rita Gama 

NEWS!Reminder that Friday, April 5 2019 is the deadline for students to submit all of their SSL forms to be considered for the Superintendent’s SSL Award (middle schoolers - all grades). Students qualify with 75 hours of service completed.

MCPS believes service learning helps students recognize the needs in the community as well as being connected to curriculum goals.  Quality service develops knowledge, skills and opportunities to become an integral part of the community.  Quality learning experiences help to make students aware of the many needs of our vastly diverse world.  All students in MCPS must complete 75 hours for graduation.


Below are several links and information to help guide you:

Student Service Learning (SSL)


Community service icon 


Student Guide

MCPS Student Service Learning Website

Any organization not listed on the MCPS website MUST be preapproved BEFORE the student participates in the service.

***Hours from an organization that has not been preapproved may not be granted.***

 SSL Preapproval 560-50 

SSL Activity Verification Form 560-51

All forms turned in for SSL credit must be originals, copies and faxes cannot be accepted.

  Frequently Asked Questions

SSL with Religious Organizations




September 28, 2018: 

Documentation of service performed from June 2, 2018 through the summer is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.

January 4, 2019: 

Documentation of service performed during the first semester is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.

April 5, 2019:

Documentation that qualifies middle school students for the Superintendent's SSL Award is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.  This award is given to students who meet the 75 hour graduation requirement during middle school.

 June 7, 2019: 

Documentation of all service performed during the second semester is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.


Are you looking for a good resource for SSL opportunities,  Montgomery Serves is an organization that has created a data base of volunteer opportunities in Montgomery County  Click Here to go to their Webpage While you are at their webiste look for the graduation cap icon next to all organizations and opportunities in the database that are MCPS SSL Approved Graduation cap icon


 Superintendent's Award - The Superintendent’s Student Service Learning Award is given to students who have documented in their service-learning record 75 hours of service by the first Friday in April of a middle school year. The Certificate of Meritorious Service is awarded to students who have service-learning records documenting 260 or more hours of service by the first Friday in April of their senior year. There is no application for this award.


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