Student Service Learning

County Info on SSL


Student Service Learning (SSL) activities are intended to 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 unpaid 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 hours by the end of first semester senior year to avoid problems at graduation. Students should also consider trying to earn most of their hours before fall of junior year when coursework becomes heavy.

Go to for a detailed explanation of SSL within Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), forms, and lists of organizations pre-approved as SSL sites by MCPS.

SSL Contact Information

Mrs. Sheila Cherry