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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 the 5-day Option). Students & parents who are interested in participating in this trip are encouraged to register as soon as possible (nearly 40 people have already registered to participate). The cost of the trip will depend upon whether you participate in the 4-day or 5-day trip. Please click on the Washington D.C. Trip link to see more details about these two different options. I have also uploaded a copy of the PowerPoint that was used at the information meeting on August 21, 2014. If you have any questions about the trip, feel free to contact me at Kristofer.Atkinson@tvcs.org.
- 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.