Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.

Service Learning

"Belonging to a Community Requires Commitment to the Common Good".

IMSA Belief Statement

Service Learning provides students with an opportunity to learn about community organizations, the working world, and their role as contributing volunteers.

Service learning can be defined as a teaching method where guided or classroom learning is deepened through service to others in a process that provides structured time for reflection on the service experience and demonstration of the skills and knowledge acquired.

Students will:

  • apply academic, social and personal skills to improve their community
  • make decisions that have real, not hypothetical results
  • grow as individuals, gain respect for peers, and increase civic participation
  • gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their community and society
  • develop as leaders who take initiative, solve problems, work as a team, and demonstrate their abilities while and through helping others

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Specific links for Service

The graduation requirement is two hundred (200) hours of community service. These hours should be completed prior to spring break of senior year. This also includes frequently asked questions.
To gain credit for community service work, all hours must be documented by the student and supervisor using the below Community Service Intent and Evaluation Form.