The Service-Learning Graduation Requirement was passed in 1992 by the Maryland State Department of Education. This requirement mandates that public school students earn a minimum of 75 hours of service-learning prior to graduation.
Definition of Service-Learning
Service-Learning is a teaching method that combines meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning. Students improve their academic skills by applying what they learn in school to the real world; they then reflect on their experience to reinforce the link between their service and their learning (Definition provided by Learning In Deed).
Tips and Reminders
1st Quarter-November 1, 2019
2nd Quarter-January 17, 2020
3rd Quarter-March 27, 2020
4th Quarter-June 5, 2020
(Forms turned in after June 5th may not be put into the system until the following school year)
- Senior cutoff date for Service Learning Awards--April 20, 2020
Forms and Guidelines
Service Learning Guidelines
Online Service Reflection Form
Service Learning Reflection Form printable paper form
What Counts as Service Learning?
Lend a Hand: A Guide to Service Learning
Community Service Learning Opportunities can be found in the Counseling office where Service Learning Reflection forms are kept.
If you have questions for concerns please contact Ms. Karen Turner, Service Learning Coordinator for MVH at KLTURNE@carrollk12.org or by calling 410-386-1674.