Service Learning

Below is some information about Service learning. I am the Service Learning Coordinator for MHES.  If you have any quetions please contact me. 

Calvert County Public Schools
Student Service-Learning Guide

What is Student Service-Learning?  Student Service-Learning is a form of project based learning.  It is a teaching method that combines meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning.  Students 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 service and their learning.

Maryland State Requirement

The Maryland State Board of Education passed a mandate in 1992 which requires all Maryland public school students to complete a program of service learning as a graduate requirement. 


There are Seven Best Practices for a successful student service-learning project:

·        Meets a Recognized Need in the Community

·        Achieve Curricular Objectives through Student Service-Learning

·        Reflection throughout Student Service-Learning Experience

·        Develop Student Responsibility

·        Establish Community Partnerships

·        Plan ahead for Student Service-Learning

·        Equip Students with Knowledge and Skills Needed for Service


Each of these is an essential part of the student service-learning experience.


Calvert County Public Schools

Student Service-Learning Grade Level Projects 

All grade level projects were developed under content supervisor direction with input from selected teacher teams and community partner organizations. 


Project NameSubjectStudent Service-Learning Hours
OneHabitats CreationScience8
TwoRecycling AdvocacyScience9
ThreeTerrapin RestorationScience7
FourHistoric PreservationSocial Studies7
FiveOyster PreservationScience7