Service/Learning is a Career Education component at Southridge High School that helps students become engaged with the community beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to complete 12 experiences with at least two in each of the domains, Creativity, Activity, Service, and Post-High School Exploration, and complete a capstone project with a presentation to get a Service/Learning Pin at graduation. (Involvement in a sport or activity, regardless of the number of years, counts as one activity.) Experiences are prorated for students not enrolled all four years, but are not reduced for early graduation.
Service Learning hours may be earned through classroom- or student-generated projects. Student-generated projects require pre-approval from a classroom teacher, counselor, or staff member. There are some activities that are restricted (see the summary information). Projects or activities need to be related to the state's Career Related Learning Standards and Essential Skills (Communication, Problem Solving, Personal Management, Teamwork, Career Development, and Employment Foundations). Service Learning projects may be completed at any time of the year, including summers, if pre-approved. A reflection is required and is incorporated in the GoogleDoc form. (See the links below).
Students should submit documentation for the experiences they have earned soon after they complete them. Students may not wait until they are juniors, for example, before turning in hours from their sophomore year. Any exception to this requires administrative approval. Summer hours may be turned in in the fall. Students document their hours using the GoogleDoc link below. (This link is also on students' Canvas page.) After students document their hours, we suggest that each student keep the emailed receipt they receive in their Advisory folder, plus copies of any additional supporting documents they may have received.
Seniors need to turn their final hours in by May 1.
Service Learning documentation links:
Other Service Learning information:
Websites with Service Learning and Community Service opportunities: