Student Service Learning

Hours required for Graduation  FCPS has an approved program that enables students to meet the Maryland service-learning graduation requirement through studies and projects that are infused into selected 6th to 12th grade courses. See the Middle School Course Guide (page 21) and High School Course Guide (page 14) for course lists.

Beyond the Classroom

Volunteer/Community Service goes beyond Maryland’s graduation requirement by encouraging students to participate in service learning activities after school, on weekends and during the summer, with the objective to instill a lifelong spirit of community activism and involvement. Students are recognized by their high school. The Volunteer/Community Service Form is used to document your hours for additional service beyond that earned in school.

Each middle and high school has a teacher-coordinator who facilitates community service activities. Students interested in volunteering and/or serving as tutors should contact their school's SSL Coordinator. The SSL Coordinator can go over the Volunteer/Community Service Form and explain the directions for completing the record sheet.

Please check out the Maryland State Department of Education's 7 tips for Best Practices of Service-Learning.

Get more information about service learning in the High School Course Guide.


Kristine Pearl
Career & Technology Education Supervisor

(301) 644-5188

Julie Carter
Administrative Secretary

(301) 644-5188
Fax:  301-644-4139


MSDE SSL Information


Instructions and Forms

FCPS SSL Procedures for Middle and High Schools

MSDE Dos and Don'ts

MSDE Guidelines

SSL Embedded Courses

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