Service Learning is a teaching and learning methodology that connects classroom curriculum with community issues and needs. Service Learning engages students in projects that serve the community and builds their social and academic capacities. CPS requires students to complete 40 hours of service learning to graduate. Twenty hours are required for promotion to the 11th grade. Many teachers conduct service learning projects with their classes. If you choose to complete a project outside of school on your own, you must first complete a Service Learning Agreement and have it approved by one of the Service Learning coaches—Mrs. Holloway or Ms. Estrada. Keep track of your time on the SL Time Sheet. When you finish your project, turn the Time Sheet in to one of the coaches to have your hours recorded.
Be sure to visit Service Learning for service learning projects and agencies.
What is Service Learning?
Service learning is a CPS requirement for graduation which enables students to take what they have learned and share it in a productive way for the benefit of other people. Service learning has the following three parts: learning something new, service, and reflection. Students must complete all three parts to earn the service learning credit.
Some service learning projects will be offered by teachers while completing classwork; other service learning projects will be offered by the service learning coordinator, Mrs. Holloway. All students are welcome to ask her for opportunities to complete projects other than those offered by teachers. Mrs. Holloway can be found in room 405, or you can contact her by e-mail.