Service Learning / Community Service

Service Learning / Community Service Requirement

Students enrolled in 9th grade in 2020-21 and beyond will be required to complete a service learning experience embedded in a core area course.  Service Learning (SL) experiences enable students to learn to apply academic, social, and personal skills to improve the community, continue individual growth, and develop a lifelong ethic of service.  During a service learning experience, students identify an interest and a community need, and then develop and complete a project under the supervision of a staff member or teacher. 

Service Learning

 Service Learning goes beyond students participating in community service.  Service learning experiences enable students to learn and apply academic, social, and personal skills to improve the community, continue individual growth, and develop a lifelong ethic of service.

During a service learning experience, students identify an interest and a community need, and then develop and complete a project. Students complete structured activities before, during, and after the experience to reflect and self-assess.  Service learning requires students to use the Five C’s (collaboration, communication, citizenship, creativity, critical thinking) established in the Profile of a Virginia Graduate. Service learning will take place during Government, Honors Government, AP Government courses and other elective courses.  Students will complete the project as part of their regular instruction. Participation and monitoring of project completion will be done by the classroom teacher and school counselor.