is a teaching method that combines meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning.
Maryland is the first state in the nation to require middle and high school students to engage in service-learning activities as a condition of graduation.
In Queen Anne’s County secondary students (grades 6-12) earn service-learning credit and 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. All service-learning experiences must follow the following 7 best practices:
·Meet a recognized need in the community;
·Achieve curricular objectives;
·Reflect throughout service-learning experience;
·Develop student responsibility;
·Establish community partnerships;
·Plan ahead for service learning; and
·Equip students with knowledge and skills needed for service
For further information please contact the school-based Service-Learning Coordinator that is located at each Queen Anne’s County middle and high school.
Please link to the following Maryland State Department of Education’s website for the specific information about Service-Learning and student graduation requirements.