Student Service Learning



What is Student Service Learning?

All Baltimore County Public School students are required to participate in activities which promote learning about people and communities. The purpose of these activities is to show students the importance of helping and appreciating different people. Students are eligible to begin earning service learning volunteer hours entering into grade 6.

What are the requirements?

All students are required to:

     - Earn a minimum of 75 hours of student service (students cannot receive pay for their service hours).

     - Complete the hours before graduating from high school. 

How do students earn the required hours? 

Students may earn hours by:

Participating in activities in a community setting, such as volunteering at a local library, serving as a youth summer camp counselor, and tutoring young children at a school or community center. These activities are called Independent projects. Any type of community project can be used for hours, once approved by the school. 

Service Learning Opportunity

Attention Class of 2024! How about getting a head start? You can begin working on your service projects now!


Deer Park Middle is offering a unique opportunity for 8th grade students to participate in a service-learning pilot program. You can learn new skills, participate in community problem-solving, improve school climate and have fun, while giving back. Why wait? Sign up for the DPMMS Service-Learning Initiative today


An interest form has been shared with all 8th grade students in their advisory class periods and has also been posted to the 8thgrade schoology community group.

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