Student Service Learning (SSL)
MCPS believes service learning helps students recognize the needs in the community as well as being connected to curriculum goals. Quality service develops knowledge, skills and opportunities to become an integral part of the community. Quality learning experiences help to make students aware of the many needs of our vastly diverse world. All students in MCPS must complete 75 hours for graduation.
Westland MS SSL Co-Coordinators 2022-2023: Darci Botti and Margie Prokos
How to Start Your SSL?
Montgomery County Volunteer Center - This is a database of volunteering opportunities in Montgomery County.
Student Documentation Timelines:
Any organization not listed on the MCPS website MUST be preapproved BEFORE the student participates in the service.
***Hours from an organization that has not been preapproved may not be granted.***
Are you looking for a good resource for SSL opportunities, Montgomery Serves is an organization that has created a data base of volunteer opportunities in Montgomery County. While you are at their website look for the graduation cap icon next to all organizations and opportunities in the database that are MCPS SSL Approved
All forms turned in for SSL credit must be originals; copies and faxes cannot be accepted.
The Superintendent’s Student Service Learning Award is given to students who have documented in their service-learning record 75 hours of service by the first Friday in April of a middle school year.
The Certificate of Meritorious Service
The Certificate of Meritorious Service is awarded to students who have service learning records documenting 260 or more hours of service by the first Friday in April of their senior year. There is no application needed for this award.