COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 32

December 18, 2001

GENERAL INSTRUCTION

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

National Service-Learning Leader Schools Initiative for Middle and High Schools

 

 

The National Service-Learning Leader Schools program is a national initiative that recognizes middle and high schools for excellence in service-learning and is sponsored by the Corporation for National Service.

 

Middle and high schools in the United States, Indian Tribes, and the U. S. Territories are eligible to apply for this national recognition. Schools must serve the community and demonstrate a high quality of service-learning at the school level.

 

The National Service-Learning Leader Schools program recognizes middle schools and high schools for their exemplary efforts to integrate student service into curricular activities. The middle school category includes junior high schools and serves any combination of grades 5-9. A high school is defined as serving grades 9-12.

 

Applications may be requested from the Office of Adult Education and Literacy by calling (804) 786-7844 or the websites at http://www.esilsg.org/hsapp.pdf for a high school application and http://www.esilsg.org/midsapp.pdf for a middle school application. Applications are due January 16, 2002, and should be submitted to:

 


Jennifer Stuart

Coordinator for Virginia Learn and Serve

Office of Adult Education and Literacy

Virginia Department of Education

P.O. Box 2120

Richmond, VA 23218-2120

 

If you have any questions or need program information, please contact Jennifer Stuart (mailto: mailto:jstuart@mail.vak12ed.edu at (804) 786-7644.

 

 

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