Student Service Learning



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

***SENIORS****Service completed during the summer, 1st semester, and 2nd semester

April 1, 2022

Grades 9, 10, and 11 services completed during the summer, 1st semester, and 2nd semester.

June 3, 2022

Documentation that qualifies seniors for Certificates of Meritorious Service (240 hours)

April 1, 2022

Mr. William Sartori

SSL Coordinator, School Counselor

Student Service Learning (SSL) activites are intended to address a recognized need in the community and provide a learning experience for students.  SSL is required by the Maryland State Department of Education for graduation.  Hours are earned through upaid service with non-profit organizations, government agencies, school clubs, and through specific school courses.  There are only a few opportunities working directly with the school.

SSL hours can be earned beginning in the summer after grade 5.  Students should aim to finish earning all their hours by the end of the first semester of their senior year to avoid potential problems at graduation.  Students should also consider trying to earn most of their hours before the fall of their junior year when coursework becomes heavy.


Virtual/remote opportunities:

5-4-22 List of Upcoming Opportunities

3-4-22 List of Upcoming Opportunities

2-4-22 List of Upcoming SSL Opportunities


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Sandy Spring Museum Receives Over $92,000 From The National Endowment For  The Humanities -

March 27th from  9-1 join up for a SHS spring clean up. Be a part of the team to keep our environment clean for the spring season. We will meet by the back gym.  SSL forms will be available to complete, and hand in, on site.


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Spring Black Hill SGAP 2022 Cleanup.pdf


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MLK Week of Service 2022 - January 17 to 24

Click here to earn vurtual hours with the sandy spring muesum 

Click here for MLK week virtual SSL opportunities



  • MCPS Mental Health Awareness Week - November 8-13, 2021 - Middle school and high school students will have opportunities to earn up to 11 SSL hours total during this year’s MCPS Mental Health Awareness Week! Live virtual events will take place on Tuesday, 10/9, Thursday, 10/11, and Saturday, 10/13 -- each of these three events will serve as 2-hour SSL opportunities for students! In addition, students may also earn up to 5 SSL hours for viewing videos tagged as SSL and participating in follow-up advocacy action throughout the week! To view the full schedule and learn more about the SSL opportunities offered, please visit
  • Show Us Your Hope - Deadline: November 19, 2021 - MCPS is seeking students interested in creating a video, presentation, artwork, poetry, song, music, and other representations of hope from their culture, heritage, family background, and/or identity to include in our upcoming “Celebrating Our Voices of Hope” virtual event. Successful completion and submission of the Show Us Your Hope plan by November 19, 2021, will earn students 10 SSL hours. Interested students may view additional information at