Service-Learning General Information

  • Guilford County Schools (GCS) wants every student to become involved in service-learning.  Click the link to access the easy-to-use Service-Learning Handbook, which outlines all of the requirements and forms necessary to get started.  

    If you are a high school student and would like to "Be the Change" in your school and/or community, please complete the High School Service-Learning Approval Form. Approval forms are now available to be completed online at Paper forms will still be accepted. 

    Use the Service-Learning Contact Log Form to log your hours as you complete your service.  Be sure that your service -learning supervisor signs at the bottom of the form. You only need to complete this form if your organization is NOT approving your hours electronically through X2VOL. 

    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.

    “GCS is changing and growing to meet the changing and diverse needs of our students.  We hope you’ll join us because our children are worthy of your honor, your respect and your support. It’s important to have character, but it’s also equally important to show it at those critical times…So, yes, service is important, but it’s the combination of linking service to learning. Why are you doing those things becomes critically important.

    Understanding what’s happening in the classroom and then translating that so we can improve our community and our schools. So, it will be the combination of those three things – character traits, civic education and service-learning…We all can play a part in character development by modeling these seven character traits in all that we do at work, at home and in our communities.”


    FOR THE CLASS OF 2020: We have senior students who were planning on achieving their Service-Learning diploma or award in the upcoming weeks. With the cancellation of school and the practice of social distancing, we realize many of these projects are now not possible. For senior students who were 10 hours away or less from their Service Learning Award, or 25 hours away or less from their Service Learning Diploma, we are now offering online service learning. In the oncoming weeks we will be offering various online projects for students to achieve their service learning hours. Currently, we are just offering this to seniors who are within the previously mentioned hours range. We would like to see our seniors achieve their appropriate award or diploma. The first two projects and guidelines are attached and linked as a The projects will also be linked and attached on the GCS SEL website. The list of projects will continue to grow as we process and work through this global pandemic.