Volunteering & Service Learning

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FCPS Implements Student Civic Engagement Activity Option (12/31/2019)

Service learning is a teaching method designed to involve students in authentic and meaningful service to their communities. Service learning makes connections between the classroom and the community and provides structured time for students to reflect on their service experiences. It is intended to instill a sense of civic responsibility by encouraging students to assess their impact on the community as active contributors to society. Students can engage in a variety of activities.

How to Record Service Learning/Volunteer Hours in x2VOL:

x2Vol:  Students track their service learning hours through x2VOL, which can be accessed through Naviance by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Naviance login page.
  2. Log into your account.
  3. Scroll down and click on “x2VOL.”
  4. If you have never signed into x2VOL, follow the prompts and complete your profile. **Assign yourself to the Class of (year you will graduate)** and this information will be verified by JMHS.
  5. x2VOL Dashboard is where you will Add Hours, Find Opportunities, View Groups & Goals Progress.
  6. Students must use x2VOL to get credit for their service learning hours.

Additional Items to Note:

  • Students should track hours in x2VOL
  • Students are able to earn a diploma in the Commonwealth of Virginia without having to complete service hours.
  • 40 hours = black service learning cord to wear at graduation
  • 50 hours with additional criteria = apply for The Board of Education’s Seal of Excellence in Civics Education
  • 50 exclusive hours related to science service with additional criteria = apply for The Science & Environmental Seal
  • Students who do not complete yearly service hours or who complete fewer than 40 hours over the course of high school will still be able to graduate

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