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.