STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING
Student service learning helps students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtful, organized service that meets a recognized community need. Students are required to complete 75 SSL hours to earn a Maryland high school diploma. Students may begin earning SSL hours during the summer following the completion of grade five and continue through grade 12. During middle school, students can earn SSL hours in grade 6 science, grade 7 English, and grade 8 world studies. Full participation in these activities and successful completion of the course are required for students to obtain the SSL hours. Students may earn additional hours by participating in any or all of the following types of activities: direct action, indirect action, or advocacy.
Volunteer work is a very important part of being a great student and member of the community. Student service learning hours are also a high school graduation requirement.
THERE ARE CURRENTLY TEMPORARY AMENDED GUIDELINES THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED FOR VIRTUAL/REMOTE SSL OPPORTUNITIES IN PLACE FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR. CLICK ON THE IMAGE LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE:
Student Service Learning Verification Form 560-51