Service learning in the high school occurs in three ways: integrated into curriculum as part of classes, as student leadership initiatives through club activity, and in the internship program.
Recent class-based service learning projects have included:
- A field ecology class did a watershed study of Lullwater Creek and presented the results to city officials.
- Documentary filmmaking students made educational films about HIV for use in a refugee camp in northern Kenya.
- Statistics class analyzed three methods that Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta uses to collect needed goods for their clients, presenting their findings and recommendations to the agency; students also hosted several collection events to gather household items for the refugees.
Recent club-based service learning projects have included:
- Volunteer Paideia outing to pack meals for people home-bound with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses at Project Open Hand.
- Club Moda fashion show fundraiser for Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.
- Amnesty International write-a-thon advocacy events to speak out against human rights abuses.
Recent internship placements have included:
- Dekalb County District Attorney's office
- The First Tee summer camp program of the East Lake Foundation
- Shepherd Center
- Egleston Children's Hospital