• Service-Learning


    It is the mission of GCS that every student receives a world-class education and leaves prepared to succeed in the college or career of their choice.

    One proven way of achieving that mission is through character development and service-learning. Students involved in service-learning are far more likely to become civic-minded and involved in their community years after they graduate. They also improve their social and personal skills, the “essential” or “soft skills” we hear so many employers say they look for in potential employees.

    We must engage students and give them opportunities to work alongside others. Service-learning, when done well, accomplishes this.

    The Middle College at UNCG is committed to encouraging and implementing Service-Learning opportunities within our school community and beyond. Year after year, our students earn thousands of hours of Service-Learning. 

    Class of 2023 accumulated 8,139 hours 

    Class of 2022 accumulated 5,989.25 hours

    Class of 2021 accumulated 6,254.5 hours

    Class of 2020 accumulated 13,068.25 hours and 87.5% of the class received SL recognition.

    Class of 2019 had a total of 11,401.32 hours and 84.8% recognition.

    Class of 2018 accumulated 15,659.88 with 86% recognition.


    Link: Service-Learning Handbook

    Link: Service-Learning Approval Form (complete for all service-learning completed outside of the school community)    

    Link: SL Interview with Jacob Hicks, GCS Specialist of Service Learning & Character Education 



    "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."  -Mahatma Gandhi