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Student Service Learning (SSL)

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. 

SSL Coordinator: Rita Gama  

(301) 320-6525

 

How to Start Your SSL?

 Student Service Learning (SSL) 

 

Volunteering Opportunities:

Montgomery County Volunteer Center

 

Student Documentation Timelines:

 

SYSTEMWIDE STUDENT DOCUMENTATION TIMELINE

 
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 5, 2020

 

 

SYSTEMWIDE SSL AWARD TIMELINE

 
 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

 

SSL 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.*** 

Student Service Learning Guide

 

 Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC)Graduation cap icon 

 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. While you are at their website look for the graduation cap icon next to all organizations and opportunities in the database that are MCPS SSL Approved  

Forms:

Student Service Learning Activity Verification

Individual Student Service Learning (SSL) Request

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

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:

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 needed for this award.

 

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