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.
- Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom field trip on October 18th, 2012
- Kennedy Space Center
KSC field trip March 7th & 8th
- Disney Youth Education Series
November 9, 2012 - Students will have the opportunity to explore the physics concept of mechanics at select Magic Kingdom® Park attractions. This interactive program provides hands-on activities showcasing the basic properties of force, motion and gravity.
- Keys and Everglades
May 19, 2014 - May 23, 2014 - 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 17, 2013
Time of Departure: 2:30 pm from VCMS
Time of Return: 1:15 am (Saturday 5/18) at VCMS
Cost: $75 (passes cannot be used as this is a private event)
Initial deposit of $40 per person is due on or before January 31, 2013. The final payment of $35 is due on or before March 20, 2013.
Permission slips must be turned into to Ms. St. Germain in the main office by Friday, March 20, 2013.
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. More information will be posted as the 2013-2014 school year begins.
- Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. Trip Update: The dates for the 8th grade field trip for the 2013-2014 school year are Tuesday, May 27-June 1, 2014.