Service-Learning is a teaching and learning methodology that connects classroom curriculum with identified community issues and needs. It engages students in projects that serve the community and build their social and academic capacities.
Service-Learning works with a variety of service agencies including: 4-H Club, Access Living, the Adler Planetarium, American Cancer Society, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, Catholic Charities, Field Museum, Hostelling International, and Meals on Wheels Chicago.
CPS Basic Guidelines
Service-learning is a graduation requirement for all CPS high school students.
Students must complete three projects that are directly tied to classroom instruction in order to graduate.
Service-learning is a process not an outcome. All projects must include preparation, action, and reflection and connect with course content in appropriate ways.