Service-learning has been infused into the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade subject areas. Students will have the opportunity to receive hours in Creative Arts, English, Math, Physical Education/ Health, Science and/or Social Studies. The 75 hours of service-learning required for high school graduation will be counted when students successfully complete 9th grade.
Service-learning is in-context learning that connects specific educational goals with meaningful community service. Service-learning projects include a dual focus: the goals of academic learning and the goals of authentic volunteer projects. Students learn course content as well as skills, strengthening their thinking skills as they develop empathy, personal ethics, and the habit of helping their communities. Doing service-learning helps students understand their connectedness to and importance in their communities as they experience the role of service provider (rather than the role of service receiver). Service-learning is also an important focus to many colleges and universities throughout the United States.
For more information, please call the Service-Learning Office at 301-759-2042 or 301-759-2049, 108 Washington Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502.
2012-2013 Service-Learning Highlights
Mountain Ridge High School students hosted a cold weather clothing and supply drive for families and animals in need. Pictured: Hunter Barclay, Camaran Dodge, Jessica Smith, Kylie Humbertson.
60 students from all of the county's public high schools and the Career Center attended the Maryland Leadership Workshop held at Frostburg State University. The workshops focused on diversity, team-building, and motivational techniques.
Allegany High School's student council earned the Felix Simon Leadership Award at the 2013 Maryland Association of Student Councils Convention in Ocean City, Maryland. Allegany was one of only three schools in the state to earn this recognition.
Maryland State Department of Education Service Learning Guidance
Allegany County Service-Learning Guidelines
Reflection/Verification Form of Service Activity
Frequently Asked Questions
John Humbird Elementary Service-Learning Project
MD Service-Learning Fact Sheet
ACPS Service-Learning Fact Sheet
Braddock Middle School Science Day
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
2013 Horatio Alger Scholarship Application
Youth Service America
Service Learning Activity Ideas
Service Learning At a Glance
ACPS Service Learning Plan