Important COVID-19 Service-Learning Message from MSDEWill there be any modifications made to the service-learning graduation requirement for the graduating class of 2020? Yes! MSDE requested a waiver of the Student Service requirement for seniors who have not met the requirements. Seniors will not be held back from graduating due to service-learning.Further recommendations were also made for all other middle and high school students who are enrolled in a course which has Service Learning embedded in the course would receive credit for the Service Leaning for that course; all students who earned hours of Service Learning prior to March 13, 2020, would be awarded credit for Service Learning for the 2019-2020 school year. Elementary students still TBD.
The Maryland State Department of Education requires each student to complete 75 hours of student service learning which includes preparation, action, and reflection as a high school graduation requirement. Each county decides how to implement its service learning program. Currently in Anne Arundel County, all service learning hours are infused into classes from 5th through 11th grade.
Service-Learning is currently infused in the following classes:
Grade 5: 5 hours
Grade 6: 10 hours
Grade 7: 10 hours
Grade 8: 10 hours
U.S. Government (Grades 9/11):10 hours
Health (Grades 9/10): 10 hours
Biology (Grade 9): 10 hours
English (Grade 11): 10 hours