• UPDATE: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Code Blue – Schools are closed. Central and Regional Offices will open two hours late. All 12-month personnel are expected to report. A Liberal Leave policy will be in effect for non-emergency personnel. Evening High School Classes and Spring Registration are also cancelled for tonight.

    The TAG Center Showcase scheduled for tonight is cancelled and will be rescheduled.

    Miércoles, 17 de enero de 2018: Código azul. Todas las escuelas están cerradas. Las oficinas centrales y regionales abrirán dos horas tarde. Todos los empleados de 12 meses deben reportarse al trabajo. Estará vigente la política de licencia liberal para el personal que no es de emergencia. Las clases nocturnas de la escuela superior y la inscripción de primavera se han cancelado para esta noche.

    La exposición del Centro TAG (Talentosos y Dotados) programada para esta noche se ha cancelado y se programará para una nueva fecha.


Student Service-Learning (SSL) Overview

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.

1.The minimum total number of hours students must engage in service-learning activities before they successfully complete the service-learning graduation requirementPrince George’s County Public Schools students must engage in a minimum of 75 student service-learning (SSL) hours in order to successfully meet the service-learning graduation requirement.  To ensure that students are able to meet this requirement, service-learning has been infused into the science and social studies curricula for grades 5-10 for a total of 51 hours.  Social Studies courses provide a total of 28 curriculum-infused hours and Science courses provide a total of 23 curriculum-infused hours.  Additionally, students must complete 24 independent hours of service learning.

 
2. List of courses and/or grade levels that include infused service-learning activities and the number of hours or level of involvement with service-learning in each course.

 

Infused hours – the service learning hours that students earn while participating in curriculum based activities during classroom instruction; hours that do not require a verification form; hours that are automatically entered into School Max upon passing the science and/or social studies course.

 

                             CURRICULUM-INFUSED SERVICE LEARNING

GRADE

DEPT.

COURSE NAME

HOURS EARNED

5

Science

Grade 5 Science

 

4

6

Science

Grade 6 Science

4

6

Social Studies

World Cultures and Geography I: The Western Hemisphere

4

7

Science

Grade 7 Science

4

7

Social Studies

World Cultures and Geography II: The Eastern Hemisphere

4

8

Science

Grade 8 Science

4

8

Social Studies

United States History I: The Revolution to Reconstruction

4

9

Social Studies

United States History II: Reconstruction to the Present

7

9

Science

 Biology

7

10

Social Studies

Local, State, and National Government

9

                                                                                                                      Total 51 infused hours

3. The chart below lists expected hours earned by grade for independent student service-learning projects.

 

 

INDEPENDENT SERVICE-LEARNING HOURS

GRADE

EXPECTED HOURS

6

4

7

4

8

4

9

6

10

6

                                                                           Total 24 hours

Independent hours – the service learning hours that students earn while exclusively participating in local community service learning projects; hours that require students to submit a signed verification form.

  • Graduating Classes of 2010- 2013, students must earn 36 independent hours.
  • Graduating Classes of 2014 and beyond, students must earn 24 independent hours.

DEADLINES for submission of the Student Service-Learning Verification Form are as follows:

  •  October 15 (for any independent hours obtained between July and August 30)
  •  January 31 (for any independent hours obtained between September 1 and January 31)
  •  July 15 (for any independent hours obtained between February 1 and June 30)

Kara Libby, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Division of Teaching and Learning
14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
klibby@pgcps.org 
301-952-6395

Angela Walton
Administrative Assistant
angela2.walton@pgcps.org
301-952-6395

 

 

                     

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