Service Learning

Welcome to the Student Service Learning Home Page

Each county in the state of Maryland has designed a service learning program in accordance with the state service-learning requirement. This handbook is designed to assist students in meeting this requirement in Baltimore County and specifically at Loch Raven High School.

Ultimately, each student is responsible for meeting the service learning requirement. Loch Raven, however, will help by providing opportunities for students to engage in service either in curriculum-based projects, through extra curricular activities and/or by accepting service performed at outside organizations, and by keeping a cumulative record of students' service.

If, at any time, you have questions regarding aspects of meeting this graduation requirement, you may contact Loch Raven's Service-Learning Coordinator at 410-887-3525 or

Important Information Regarding Student Service Learning Graduation  Requirement due to COVID 19:

At this time MSDE is not authorizing a waiver for the SSL Graduation Requirement.  Based on this information we have worked with content area supervisors and have learned that all infused hours will be offered in a remote setting.  Additionally, after meeting with panel of stakeholders to include BCPS Parents, Students, Staff the recommendation moving forward for INDEPENDENT HOURS IS - Safe At Home Independent Projects ONLY be completed until safety measures surrounding the Pandemic change.

Ideas for some Safe at Home Activities have been listed below.  Please reach out to your school coordinator for other project ideas.

Some suggested activities:

Cards/Care packages for Troops -

Safe at Home educational videos – Have a hidden talent and want to inspire others?  Work with your school coordinator to create a plan

Mask Making-

Organizing and Implementing a Food Drive -

Partnering with a local school for tutoring

More ideas can be found by visiting -

Environmental Projects-

Have other ideas?  Feel free to email your school coordinator for approval.  Ms. Mitchell:

As a reminder all Independent Projects need pre-approval from your school based Service Coordinator.