Integrated Studies: Service Learning and Social Entrepreneurship
Service Learning and Social Entrepreneurship integrates civic responsibility with an academic and pre-professional curriculum. Students meet real needs in the community by completing service work and connecting their learning in the classroom to the service experience. Students will improve critical thinking and problem-solving skills through analysis and understanding of complex issues, and gain important experience working with diverse members of the Pittsburgh community. Class time will be dedicated to research, discussion, and analysis of people and organizations that are service-oriented, as well as practicing principles of professionalism and reflecting upon service experiences. Students will complete 20 hours of service work in a combination of school field trips and in- or after- school hours over the duration of the semester. This course emphasizes civic, professional, and personal growth, utilizing a project-based experience. This elective is open to students in grades 11 and 12.