Service Learning





Service-Learning is a teaching method that combines service to the community with curriculum-based learning. Students improve their academic skills by applying what they learn in school to the real world. Service-Learning helps student to become active, engaged citizens.
  • The Service Learning Graduation Requirement is a State requirement for all Maryland students.
  • Students must complete a total of 75 service hours prior to graduation. Service hours are printed on each report card.
  • Students must earn a minimum of 55 hour by the end of their 11th grade year in order to be promoted to Senior status
  • Seniors must have their service hour requirement completed by April of their senior year in order to participate in Graduation. (FSK Requirement)
  • Students transferring into Carroll County Public Schools from out of state or private schools after the start of their sophomore year will have their hours pro-rated.
                  Transfer students must complete:
                  Sophomore year: 40 hours
                  Junior year:          30 hours
                  First semester senior year: 10 hours
                  Second semester senior year: 5 hours
  • Students must complete a Service-Learning Reflection form and return it to Mrs. Yingling in the Guidance office within one year from the date the service was performed. Forms are available at each middle and high school as well as on the CCPS website:
Students who earn a minimum of 300 Service-Learning hours by May 1st of their senior year will earn the Exemplary Service Award upon Graduation.
Students may fulfill the Service-Learning Graduation Requirement by successfully completing courses that contain a service-learning component. Students must earn the minimum of 75 service-learning hours to satisfy the Service-Learning Requirement. The number of hours each course* provides is listed below.
High School Courses Providing Hours:
Advanced Child Development (1 credit, 30 hours)
Intermediate Child Development (1 credit, 30 hours)
Ecology - Terrestrial (15 hours)
Ecology, Aquatic (15 hours)
Government (5 hours)
Courses Providing 10 Hours:
Applied Art Science Research
Environmental Conservation
Horticulture Social Studies Aide
Issues In American Society
Peer Facilitating, Mentors 
*Students may earn service-learning hours in additional courses with the prior consent of the instructor.
Career/Tech Courses providing Service-Learning hours: **
Allied Health Culinary Arts Machine Technology
Auto Service Diesel Technology Masonry
Building Maint. Drafting Print Production
Carpentry Elect. Construction Tech. Support
Early Childhood Ed. EST Textiles/Fashion
Collision Repair Floral Design Video Production
Computer Tech HVAC Welding Technology
Cosmetology Landscaping Design
**Hours earned are based on the level of the course