Washington DC Trip
2019 Trip Dates - April 29 - May 3
During eighth grade, students study American History. As an activity to enrich the curriculum, students are offered the opportunity to attend Washington DC as an eighth grade class. We, along with our travel coordinator NationsClassroom, believe that Washington, DC is the ultimate classroom experience.
The students will enjoy experiencing our government first hand when they visit the U.S. Capitol Building, White House and Supreme Court. They will also be inspired by their trips to the Smithsonian museums such as the Air and Space Museum, American History Museum, American Indian Museum, African Art Museum, Natural History Museum and much more. The students will most certainly be awed by the various monuments and memorials including the Jefferson, Lincoln, Iwo Jima, Roosevelt, World War II, Korea, MLK, and Vietnam Memorials.
Families have several opportunities to help their students raise funds to cover the cost of the trip:
The parent volunteer in charge of the SCRIP fundraiser is: Amy Grant
Grand Traverse Pie
All 8th grade students will have the opportunity to sell pies from Grand Traverse Pie Company during the month of October! For each pie sold, they will earn $5 towards the cost of their trip. For info on this fundraiser, please contact Ms. Straub, the DC coordinator.
How to Register & Make a Payment:
Cost of Trip: $749
Optional Trip Insurance - $79
Timelines for Registration & Payments
October 15, 2018 - Deposit Due: $99.00 (non-refundable)
Parents may arrange for a monthly automatic payment by registering with NationsClassroom. They will then adjust the amount based on student fundraising.
Fundraising money will be credited to account balance every three months
February 5, 2019 - Updated Payments must be completed to select roommates = approx. $610
March 5, 2019 - Payment Due in Full
Registration & Payment Information
Visit NationsClassroom Website: www.nationsclassroomtours.com
Pay online: Use Trip ID #33811907
By Phone - call (877) 270-1776
By Mail: complete the forms and mail along with deposit to: 2211 Dickens Rd., Suite 204 Richmond, VA 23230
The 18-19 school year trip itinerary is in progress!
This year, we will be leaving very early (4-5 am) on Monday, April 29 and returning very late on Thursday, May 2 (possibly into the early morning hours of the 3rd).
The 16-17 school year trip itineraries are below to give you an idea of how the trip looks for the students.
2017 Trip - Bus #1-3 Itinerary - Click for PDF
2017 Trip - Bus #4-6 Itinerary - Click for PDF