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9625 SW 125th Ave. ·  Beaverton, OR  97008
Office:  503-356-2890  ·  Attendance: 503-356-2891

​​Service Learning

Service Learning is a Career Education requirement at Southridge High School that helps students become engaged with the community beyond the classroom. Students are required to complete a total of 60 hours by May 1 of their senior year. Hours are prorated for students not enrolled all four years, but are not reduced for early graduation. Students are encouraged to complete 15 Service Learning hours each year to keep on track for graduation.  Service Learning counts for half (.25 credit) of the .5 career education credit on transcripts.  The other .25 credit comes from attending and successfully completing Advisory.

Service Learning hours may be earned through classroom- or student-generated projects. Student-generated proje​cts require pre-approval from a classroom teacher, counselor, or staff member. There are some activities that are restricted (see documentation form). 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. (See the documents below for more information).

Students should submit documentation for the hours 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. (Summer hours may be turned in in the fall.) Any exception to this requires administrative approval. After students document their hours and it is recorded, the original paperwork is returned to the student. The College & Career Center does not keep student paperwork. We suggest that each student keep a folder or a notebook where they log their hours (including any beyond the required 60 hours) and copies of forms.  

Seniors need to turn their final hours in by May 1.

We hope you find the documents on this website helpful in answering Service Learning questions. If you are a parent, guardian or organization in charge of community projects or events at which you could use some volunteer student help, please call Renee Way in the College and Career Center at 503-356-2920, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you are a Southridge student, please visit the College and Career Center, located off the fishbowl in room E-150.

Service Learning forms, logs and information can be accessed and printed from the links below. Students may also use the computers in the library to print any of these forms.

Service Learning summary

Service Learning Documentation​ Form​

200+ Hours Honors Recognition

Alternate Time Log Documentation Sheet

Volunteer Idea List

Career Related Learning Standards

Websites with Service Learning and Community Service opportunities: