Service-Learning and...Home Instruction, Charter Schools, and Private Schools

Maryland Home Instruction (Home Schooling)

Students who are participating in Maryland Home Instruction are not required to meet the Maryland graduation requirement of engaging in at least 75 hours of service-learning. 

If a student would like to engage in service-learning and earn hours that potentially might be accepted by a school system in which s/he might enroll in the future, s/he could:
check with that local school system’s service-learning contact to determine if this is possible,
review the school system’s plan for service-learning,  
and identify  forms, materials, or resources s/he could be using while s/he prepares, performs, reflects on, and documents service-learning. 



Charter Schools

Maryland Charter School students obtain Maryland Public School diplomas upon successful completion of all Maryland graduation requirements.  The charter school in which students are enrolled should have a plan in place for helping students meet the 75 hour service-learning graduation requirement. Please check with your charter school for details.

Click here for general information on service-learning in local school systems around the state.
 

Private Schools

Students enrolled in private schools in Maryland do not receive a Maryland Public School diploma and are not required to complete the Maryland Public School service-learning graduation requirement.  

Many private schools have created requirements for students to engage with the community and participate in service projects. Please check with your private school for details.

If a student would like to engage in service-learning and earn hours that could be accepted by a Maryland public school system in which s/he might enroll in the future, s/he should:
check with that local school system’s service-learning contact to determine if this is possible,
review the school system’s plan for service-learning,  
and identify forms, materials, or resources s/he should be using while s/he prepares, performs, reflects on, and documents service-learning.




Contact Information:
Julie Ayers
julie.ayers@maryland.gov
(410) 767-0357