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 16, 2016 - May 20, 2016 - 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 8, 2015
Time of Departure: 2:30 pm from VCMS
Time of Return: 1:15 am (Saturday 5/9) at VCMS
Cost: $85 (passes cannot be used as this is a private event)
Initial deposit of $50 per person is due on or before January 30, 2015. The final payment of $35 is due on or before March 20, 2015.
Permission slips must be turned into to Miss Jenny in the main office by January 30, 2015.
For your convenience, both the informational letter & the permission slip can be found on the MS website in Forms/Documents.
- Washington D.C.
2015 Washington D.C. Trip Update: The dates for the 8th grade field trip for the 2014-2015 school year are Tuesday, May 26-31, 2015 (May 26-June 1, 2015 for the5-day Option). Students/chaperones will need to be dropped off at 4am; we will depart at 4:30am. The 4-day trip will return on May 31 at 10am & the 5 day trip will return on June 1 at 10am. If you have any questions about the trip, feel free to contact me at Kristofer.Atkinson@tvcs.org.
2016 Washington D.C. Area 8th Grade Trip: We have an exciting opportunity next year to travel to Washington D.C., Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. The dates for next year’s trip are May 22-27, 2016. For those interested in learning more about next year's trip, please click the Washington D.C. link.
- Physics Day Physical Science Honors Classes to Busch Gardens
8th grade Physical Science Honors students are invited to attend Physics Day 12/5/14 at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL. Students will get to participate in hands-on lab experiences through out the park.
Parent information will go home by the beginning of October. Payment will be due by the end of the month by 10/31. Please read the parent information document and complete the parent consent form with payment.
- Brooksville Raid Civil War Education Day
The Villages Charter Middle School 8th grade class has been invited to attend the Annual Brooksville Raid Education Day which is to be held on January 16, 2015 in Brooksville. A portion of the scout reservation will be transformed into a battle field, accommodations for Federal and Confederate soldiers, and living history stations that reveal different aspects of the Civil War and life during the 1860’s. The cost of the field trip is $10.00 per student/chaperone which will pay for the transportation to/from the battle site, registration, & a bottle of water for each student/chaperone.