Information For Students

  • Participate in the High School Service-Learning Program!

    The vision of the Character Development Initiative is for the Guilford County Schools students' to lead and learn with strong character. One of the Strategic Plan’s goals is to provide our students with the tools and motivation necessary to positively impact our world. Thus, at Guilford County Schools, we offer the following awards to students who answer this challenge. For detailed information click here: Service-Learning Diplomaand Service-Learning Exemplary Award

    Students may print the forms below to begin the process of documenting their service-learning experience. When the Approval Form is complete students should make a copy for their records and submit the form to the counseling office at their school.

    Service-Learning Approval Form

    How do you get started?

    In quality Service-Learning experiences, students participate in the following five components known as IPARD (Investigation, Planning & Preparation, Action, Reflection, and Demonstration). To learn more about the student process for meaningful Service-Learning experiences, click here: Student Process.

    For current Service-Learning opportunities click here.


    Graduating seniors seeking to receive the Service-Learning Diploma or Exemplary Award will complete the High School Senior Application. Students should read the form carefully and turn the completed document into their school counselor. Click here for the application.

    When participating in Service-Learning experiences, we expect students to:

    1.  Find an agency/organization/club that is connected with your interests and  that will provide you an opportunity to make positive changes in your school or community.

    2.  Discuss what you would like to do with your parents and get their approval.

    3.  Complete the Service-Learning Approval Form and discuss your interests with the agency/organization/club.

    4.  Finalize your proposal and have your selected agency/organization/club’s adult representative and your parents sign the Service-Learning Approval Form - giving you permission to conduct your service-learning experience.