Recognition Programs for MPS Secondary Students: History
In 1997 the Mesa Service Learning Advisory Board began researching a recognition program for Mesa high school students involved with service learning. The early significant decisions were that there would not be a mandate or a graduation requirement, that students of all ability levels would be able to participate, and that students could earn hours through both classroom-based or extracurricular service learning. It was also decided that preparation and reflection hours “could count” in addition to the hours of action or service itself.
The Silver Service Award for Excellence in Service Learning was instituted during the 2010-2011 school year for 7th and 8th graders. Junior High students will have two years to record 50 hours of service in order to earn "the Silver Seal." Materials on this award are on this website under Junior High/Silver.