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SSL Updates and Opportunities


All MCPS students must earn 75 SSL hours to graduate from high school. SSL forms ( should be submitted to the school’s SSL coordinator no later than the required deadline of June 2, 2023

Check out these important May 2023 SSL Updates to learn more about SSL opportunities, documentation, and how to stay up to date on your SSL record and activity. 


Upcoming May SSL Opportunities!

  • VZYA 2023 - Middle School Online Art Contest - Deadline: May 5, 2023 - As part of The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT Vision Zero Youth Ambassador (VZYA) program, we are excited to announce our first-ever online art contest for middle school students! The contest will allow students to showcase their artistic skills while also educating others on the importance of traffic safety. All middle school  students who submit quality submissions will receive 2 SSL Hours. Additional details may be found at the following link
  • Understanding the Impact of Hate Speech in Popular Culture and Social Media - May 24, 2023 (6PM - 7:30PM) - This session will focus on understanding how hate is spread in popular culture such as music, gaming, and movies and in social media. It will include a discussion on how social media can be used to promote hate. MCPS middle and high school students will earn 2 SSL hours for attending the event and completing a follow-up advocacy component via a Google Form. Interested students may view additional details and register at the following link.

Additional May 2023 SSL Opportunities 

Students may find additional SSL organizations and opportunities on the Volunteer Center website; these organizations and opportunities are identified with the blue MCPS SSL graduation cap icon. A complete list of current nonprofit-hosted SSL opportunities may be found at the following quick links: and