STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING (SSL)
Student Service Learning is an instructional strategy that combines meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning, providing students with opportunities to apply what they learn in school to the real world as active, engaged citizens. Students improve their academic skills by applying what they learn in school to the real world; they then reflect on their experience to reinforce the link between their service and their learning.
Students must earn 75 hours to graduate – view your SSL record on your myMCPS Student Portal!
SSL Sponsor: Michelle Palank
Student Service Learning Information
Student Service Learning Forms
Student Service Learning Deadlines
|Systemwide Student Documentation Timeline|
|Time Frame of Service||Documentation Due Date|
|Service completed during the summer||September 24, 2021|
|Service completed during the summer and 1st semester||January 7, 2022|
|Service completed during the summer, 1st semester, and 2nd semester||June 3, 2022|
|Systemwide SSL Award Timeline|
|Award||Documentation Due Date|
|Documentation that qualifies seniors for Certificates of Meritorious Service||April 1, 2022|
|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 1, 2022|
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 first Friday in June.