Service Learning

  • Service-Learning is a way of teaching and learning that connects positive and meaningful action in the community with academic learning, 21st century skills, personal growth and civic responsibility.


    The Service-Learning Diploma is a locally-developed, official recognition program designed to recognize high school students who are committed to serving their community. Students who complete 250 hours of service-learning experience over the course of their high school years will receive this certification upon graduation.

    The program is designed to recognize students who dedicate a significant amount of time to service-learning in an effort to address challenges and solve problems in the community.

    All students who complete this program will be awarded a GCS Service-Learning Diploma. Additionally, at graduation, these students will be distinguished by wearing a Service-Learning cord.


    Graduates of the following years are required to complete the following hours of service to receive the diploma


    225 hours

    2014 and beyond

    250 hours

    UNCG MC Requires the following:

    50 hours/ Freshman Year

    75 hours/ Sophomore Year

    75 hours/ Junior Year

    50 hours/ Senior Year




    For more information on Service Learning; Please contact Ms. Simmons.