• Definition of Service Learning in Maryland Public Schools:

    The Service-Learning Graduation Requirement was passed in 1992 by the Maryland State Department of Education.  This requirement mandates that public school students earn a minimum of 75 hours of service-learning prior to graduation. 

     Definition of Meritorious*   (mer-i-tawr-ee-uh-s)  

    Deserving praise, reward, esteem, etc.; praiseworthy: to recieve a gift for meritorious service.

    SVL Validation Form-Meritorious Hours (Click Here)