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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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
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: