Administrative Procedure

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Local School System (LSS) approve community sites for service-learning?

The School-Based Service-Learning Coordinator approves community sites for independent service-learning hours.   Most sites are non-profit, tax-exempt community-based organizations; however, for-profit nursing homes, hospitals, and licensed day-care facilities are also acceptable service sites.

Students who want to complete independent service-learning hours at a site that is not registered with Prince George's Volunteer Center must complete the site approval form  and submit it to their school-based service-learning coordinator for approval prior to starting any service activities at the site. Sites submitted by students for approval must be a non-profit, tax-exempt community-based organization or a for-profit nursing home, hospital, or licensed day-care facility.

PGCPS will work to educate parents and students about the Service-Learning graduation requirements, the difference between service-learning and community service, and the importance of service-learning.  

Additionally, the Division of Academics will work with the Department of Television Resources and Web Services to produce an educational DVD about service-learning that will be aired on our television station, utilized in School Counseling Offices, and at parent workshops.  The DVD is  available on the web site.

Kara Libby, Ed.D.
Chief Academic Officer
Division of Academics
14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Angela Walton
Administrative Assistant




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