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 and High School Course Guide 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.

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


Eric Bokinsky
Coordinator of Work-Based Learning

(301) 644-5111

Suzanne Blick
Administrative Secretary

(301) 696-6849
Fax:  301-644-4139


MSDE SSL Information

Volunteer Hours and Community Service Documentation

Transfer Hours Guidelines

MSDE Dos and Don'ts

MSDE Guidelines

SSL Embedded Courses

Two students providing goods to a homeless man