Service learning is a teaching method that combines academic instruction, meaningful service, and critical, reflective thinking to enhance student learning and civic responsibility. It allows students to learn and develop workplace skills and behaviors through participation in service experiences that meet actual community needs. Service projects are coordinated with school and community so that the student applies classroom skills and knowledge in real-life situations. Students experience personal reward and enjoyment, develop concern for others, and network with community leaders while completing work projects that benefit the community.
Service Learning applications are available at the beginning of the spring semester each January. Service Learning is open to juniors and seniors and students must be able to provide their own transportation to their sites. Students are evaluated on a written application (which must be signed by a parent,) attendance records, discipline records, three teacher recommendations and a brief interview with the Service Learning teacher.
Teachers recommend potential Service Learning students based on the following characteristics: Compassionate, Dependable, Good Judgment, Honest, Responsible, Trustworthy, and Work Ethic. Because students leave the MHS campus during the day to volunteer in the community, students must be judged to be an excellent representative for Mauldin High School.
Students interested in Service Learning should contact Mrs. Keeler by e-mail or stop by D-115 for more information.
Look where students are serving!
Operation Christmas Child
Character Camp - Boy Scouts of America
Big Brother Big Sister
NHC Nursing Home
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Ronald McDonald House
Hollytree Family Dental
Shriners Hospital for Children
March of Dimes
Lunches of Love