SSL Hours Earned
How to check your SSL hours on Student/Parent Vue
SSL Forms, Guidelines and Resources
MCPS SSL Hub for Students/Families.
SSL Program Overview Slideshow
All students and families are invited to Button Farm’s free Emancipation Day celebration at the Button Farm Living History Center (16820 Black Rock Road, Germantown) on Saturday, October 28, 12 PM - 3 PM. Students are able to earn SSL hours. Learn more here
MCPS and the Montgomery County School Psychologists’ Association (MCSPA) will host a free virtual and in-person event October 30-November 4, 2023, to give you and families the opportunity to hear from mental health experts on issues that are important to them, featuring school-based activities, dynamic speakers and informational videos, as well as two live virtual events. Students may earn up to 9.5 SSL hours for viewing videos, attending virtual workshops, and participating in follow-up advocacy action throughout the week. More details can be found at the following link
Calling all MCPS high school students! Learn about sustainability, beautify the community, and enhance the health of the local environment by planting native plants and trees. To learn more and register, please click here
High school students are invited to attend the Montgomery County Commission on Remembrance and Reconciliation’s Mr. Diggs-Dorsey and Mr. Randolph memorial marker dedication ceremony at 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850, on Saturday, November 11, 2 PM - 4 PM. Register to attend: https://tinyurl.com/rnms7w7n. Students will earn up to 2 SSL hours for attending. Learn more here
Grades 6 -12 students and families are invited to attend this year’s changemaker workshop to learn how to take action to improve their communities. English: November 14, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM; Spanish: November 15, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Students will earn 2 SSL hours for attending. Learn more here
Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office is hosting a Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest for middle school and high school students that challenges teens to create an original video to promote awareness of the dangers of opioid abuse or overdose and fentanyl among teens. Participants who submit a PSA that meets the contest requirements will earn 10 SSL hours and have a chance to win prizes. To learn more, please visit this link.
We are seeking students interested in developing a video presentation with either a leadership moment or extracurricular skill to inspire, teach, and share with their MCPS peers and the greater MCPS community. Students may earn 10 SSL hours for successful submission of all items identified in the Student-To-Student Extracurricular Series Form. Learn more.
All nonprofit-hosted SSL opportunities can be found on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) website. These opportunities are tagged with the blue MCPS SSL banner and graduation cap icon. Students may also directly access nonprofit-hosted MCPS SSL opportunities at bit.ly/SSLOpportunities and bit.ly/VirtualSSL2020.
Check out this list of highlighted in-person and virtual/remote SSL opportunities available each month at the following link.
|SYSTEMWIDE STUDENT DOCUMENTATION TIMELINE|
|Time Frame of Service||Documentation Due Date|
|Service completed during the summer||September 29, 2023|
|Service completed during the summer and 1st semester||January 5, 2024|
|Service completed during the summer, 1st semester, and 2nd semester||May 31, 2024*|
|**All SSL Forms for service completed after June 1, 2023, through the end of the 2023-2024 school year, are REQUIRED to be submitted to the school SSL Coordinator no later than May 31, 2024|
|SYSTEMWIDE SSL AWARD TIMELINE|
|Award||Documentation Due Date|
|Documentation that qualifies seniors for Certificates of Meritorious Service||April 5, 2024*|
|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 5, 2024*|
*The required deadline for all documentation that qualifies seniors for Certificates of Meritorious Service and middle school students for the Superintendent’s SSL Award is April 5, 2024. All SSL forms (MCPS Form 560-51: Student Service Learning Activity Verification) should be submitted to the school’s SSL coordinator by April 5, 2024, to be considered for these awards.
*Any high school senior who has submitted documentation to show the completion of 240 SSL hours or more by April 5, 2024, will earn the Certificate of Meritorious Service along with a purple tassel for graduation. Any middle school student who has submitted documentation to show the completion of the 75-hour SSL graduation requirement (for the first time in middle school) by April 5, 2024, will receive the Superintendent’s SSL Award.
*Traditionally, the required deadline for all SSL forms every school year is the first Friday in June. However, due to the timing of this year’s academic calendar, the deadline for submitting SSL forms for the 2023-2024 school year will be May 31, 2024, to allow SSL Coordinators enough time to review and process all forms before the end of the school year.
All SSL Forms for service completed any time during the current school year and the summer before the current school year are REQUIRED to be submitted to the school SSL coordinator no later than the May 31, 2024.
Martin Luther King III recorded this video for MCPS students and staff sharing appreciation for their service, acknowledging the challenges of the past few years, and encouraging acts of service and expressions of gratitude as it fosters well-being.