Middle School Field Trips
School field trips are designed to excite and engage our students with “hands-on learning" opportunities. These hands-on activities will create the right balance of fun and education to develop critical thinking skills, bring classroom theory to reality, and make learning enjoyable. Our trips vary from a day trip to Daytona International Speedway to week long trips to the Florida Keys or Washington D.C. Field trips are a great way to cement difficult information.
Students must maintain quality academic performance and meet behavioral guidelines to be eligible to participate in these classroom extensions. If a student’s grades are questionable, it would not be reasonable to allow him/her to miss school to attend a trip. Also remember – students are ambassadors of The Villages Charter School and ultimately of The Villages. Their behavior is a direct reflection on their classmates, teachers, and our school. Our high standards do not stop at school doors but follow anytime they are representing us.
- Disney Youth Education Series
6th grade field trip to EPCOT with the Youth Education Series (YES)
- Keys and Everglades
May 18, 2015 - May 22, 2015 - Students experience the Florida Keys and the Everglades as they get into the water with dolphins, snorkel near a coral reef, and explore one of the world’s most unique ecosystems.
- Universal GRADVENTURE
8th Grade's Gradventure at Universal Studios AND Islands of Adventure
Date: May 16, 2014
Time of Departure: 2:30 pm from VCMS
Time of Return: 1:15 am (Saturday 5/17) at VCMS
Cost: $80 (passes cannot be used as this is a private event)
Initial deposit of $40 per person is due on or before January 31, 2014. The final payment of $40 is due on or before April 11, 2014.
Permission slips must be turned into to Miss Jenny in the main office by April 11, 2014.
For your convenience, both the informational letter & the permission slip can be found on the MS website in Forms/Documents.
- Physics Day Physical Science Honors Classes to Busch Gardens
8th grade Physical Science Honors students are invited to attend Physics Day 12/6/13 at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL. Students will get to participate in hands-on lab experiences through out the park.
Parent information is going home 10/4. Payment is due by 10/25. Please read the parent information document and complete the parent consent form with payment.
- Washington D.C.
2014 Washington D.C. Trip Update: Please be at VCMS at 4AM; we will depart on May 27 at 4:30AM. Please view the Pre-Trip Meeting PowerPoint on Mr. Atkinson's page for details about what to bring. We will spend four days touring our nation's capital & the surrounding area, & will arrive back at VCMS on June 1 at approximately 10AM. Your student will call when we are about an hour away. If you have questions about the trip before you leave, please contact Mr. Atkinson at 352-259-0044 or Kristofer.Atkinson@tvcs.org. I will be checking my email throughout the week while we are in D.C.
2015 Washington D.C. Trip: Please click the red Washington D.C. link above for more information about registering for the trip.