Student Service Learning Hours - SSL

NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL

Student Service Learning

Ms. McCarthy-Redd, Student Service Learning Coordinator- Counseling Department

WHAT IS STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING (SSL)

• A Maryland State Department of Education high school diploma requirement

• A teaching method that combines academic instruction, meaningful service and critical reflective thinking

• Activities involving phases of preparation, action, and reflection

• Indirect, direct and advocacy opportunities

WHY IS SSL A DIPLOMA REQUIREMENT IN MARYLAND ?

• To strengthen character through civic engagement and political involvement

• To encourage a habit of community involvement and responsibility

• To promote involvement in activities that address community need a through service ethic.

DID YOU KNOW….?

• If you earn 260 hours or more you can receive a Certificate of Meritorious Service at Graduation.

MCPS SSL forms are available in the Counseling Department or SSL website: www.mcpsssl.org . Check website for organizations and activities that are pre-approved for SSL

• If a service is NOT listed as an approved MCPS SSL activity, you must complete a special activity form . They are located in the Counseling Dept. or SSL website

• Beginning with the Class of 2011 all students are required to complete 75 SSL HOURS

SSL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AT THE TIME OF THE SERVICE AND RETURNED TO THE COUNSELING DEPT DURING THAT SEMESTER

NOW WHAT….?

(Before Completing Service)

• Select the type of service you wish to complete

• Find organization with which to serve

Check website to see if organization is on the approved list. If yes:- Do Service

IF NOT- Please complete the Application of Student Service Learning Special Activity form found in the Counseling Dept. or SSL website

Have form signed by organization, including the tax id number

• Return form to Ms. McCarthy-Redd in the Counseling Dept

• Once approved, do service

(After Completing Service)

• obtain a Student Service Learning Activity verification from found in the counseling Dept or website

• Complete Student information and reflection statement

• Have supervisor fill out the organization information section.

• Return verification forms to Ms. McCarthy-Redd, in the counseling Dept.

• The hours will show up on your report card.

DEADLINE FOR TURNING IN DOCUMENTATION TO THE SSL COORDINATOR IS THE LAST FRIDAY OF SEPTEMBER.

DEADLINE FOR TURNING IN DOCUMENTATION TO THE SSL COORDINATOR IS THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE FIRST SEMESTER EXAMS BEGIN.

DEADLINE FOR TURNING IN DOCUMENTATION TO THE SSL COORDINATOR IS THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE SEMESTER EXAMS BEGIN.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 April 2022 )