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 the Advisory activities.
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 the summary information). 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 and is incorporated in the GoogleDoc form. (See the
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. Any exception to this requires administrative approval. Summer
hours may be turned in in the fall. Students document their hours using the GoogleDoc link below. (This link is also on students' Canvas page.) After students document their hours, we suggest that
each student keep the emailed receipt they receive in their Advisory folder, plus copies of any additional supporting documents they may have received.
Seniors need to turn their final hours in by May 1.
Service Learning documentation links:
Class of 2019
Class of 2020
Class of 2021
Class of 2022
200+ Hours Honors Recognition
Volunteer Idea List
Career Related Learning Standards
Websites with Service Learning and Community Service opportunities: