LAUSD SERVICE LEARNING REQUIREMENT
To earn a diploma, all students must participate in a Service Learning Experience. Service Learning is NOT measured in hours, but rather students work toward meeting real community needs while linking school to community experiences. Students design their own projects while working individually or in small groups.
Step 1: Work individually or with other students to identify the need.
Step 2: Create a project to address the problem while addressing the following:
Step 3: Research/Network – students determine what is needed to know and how to access the information. What community partners have worked on a similar issue and/or can be a partner on this project?
Step 4: Develop an action plan – Create a timeline; anticipate problems/difficulties; assign duties and roles to group members. All group members should equally participate! Communicate with principal or coordinator before, during, and after the project.
Step 5: Execute the action plan – Keep notes with assessments and evaluations; keep time logs and/or journals of the process; document and collect materials and evidence.
Step 6: Evaluate – Reflect – Celebrate – Write a reflection addressing the following:
If working in a group, each student writes their own reflection.