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At Malibu High, we want to equip students for life beyond our doors by integrating a sense of citizen responsibility. The Service Learning Program introduces students to meaningful and engaging civic and social activities outside of student life.
Middle school students complete service-learning projects in each grade level as part of their curriculum while high school students must contribute 80 hours of service learning to graduate. We set bench marks of 20 hours per grade level. (For more program detail please see Program Overview)
Malibu High School's Transition from Service Only to Service Learning
Traditionally, Malibu High School has had a "service only" program of community service. That is, all community service took place out of the classroom and was entirely separate from class activities. The new Service Learning (SL) Program now champions the concept of service learning. In Middle School, service learning opportunities are built into the Social Studies/Humanities curriculum.
Service-learning, as defined by the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, is "an innovative instructional strategy that actively involves youth in the curriculum through service to their community." Service-learning differs from traditional community service activities because it intentionally integrates the service experience with the curriculum—allowing students to gain a deeper understanding of key concepts while developing their skills as active and thoughtful citizens.
A service-learning activity or project consists of five key elements:
A Renewed Vision for Malibu High School: Putting the Learning back intoService Learning
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