Academic Class Trips

Academic Class Trips 2016-17

6th Grade:  Earth Science Trip
Teton Science School- Jackson, WY
Dates:  April 17th
-21st, 2017*
Cost: $1375.00

Description:  Teton Science School is located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in a beautiful and somewhat secluded area within the Yellowstone and Teton National Park. Upon stepping outside of the modern residential lodges, students will be presented with their classroom which is the surrounding 14 million acres of wildlife and wild lands that make up the Yellowstone Geo-ecosystem. Students will perform field research with professional scientist and as part of a program that has been educating student for over 40 years. Students will be applying the Scientific Circle of logic in all aspects of their field research while looking at real world problems such as fire studies, environmental impacts and water ecology. Students will perform real world field studies while learning about earth science and geology; as well as animal observations while exploring to concepts of evolution, predation and land use. Team building and bonding activities will round out this wonderful experience in Jackson, WY. Students will engage in pre-study activities in science class the week leading up to the trips that will help make this week incredibly beneficial to their learning.

*Trip dates are subject to change

7th Grade: Washington D.C.
Dates: April 17th through 21st 2017
Cost:  $1775.00 (Double/Triple occupancy)

Description:  Traveling with classmates and lifelong memories are only part of the fun awaiting you on this program.  During this engaging adventure, we will explore major historical landmarks, such as the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, and Gettysburg.  We’ll also reflect on the achievements of great Americans at the Jefferson, Lincoln, and FDR Memorials, and honor our nation’s heroes at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery and more.  Students will engage in pre-study activities in humanities class the week leading up to the trips that will help make this week incredibly beneficial to their learning.
*Trip dates are subject to change.

8th Grade: Marine Science Trip- Catalina Island (Campus By The Sea)
Dates:  April 17th through 21st 2017
Cost: $985.00

Description:  Campus by the Sea (CBS) is a non-profit camp sub-leased by Long Beach Marine Institute for the purpose of conducting an outdoor marine science school. Students will experience the wonders of the ocean first hand through multiple snorkeling trips, kayaking, and the like. Students will engage in pre-study activities in science class the week leading up to the trips that will help make this week incredibly beneficial to their learning.
*Trips dates are subject to change

9th Grade: Art History/ European Economics (Paris, France)
Dates: April 9th through 14th, 2017*
Cost: $3,500.00        

                              
Description: While in this magnificent “City of Lights”, students will develop a new appreciation of Art History with visits to the Louvre which houses the famous Mona Lisa, take note of various forms of architecture ranging from gothic to neo-classic by visiting such iconic places as the Arc De Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral. European economics and government will also be a subject of study with a visit to the French National Assembly. No trip to Paris would be complete without a view of the city from the most visited European landmark, the Eiffel Tower. All this and more await the 9th grade for their class trip. 
*Trips dates are subject to change.

10th Grade: West Coast College Tour-San Francisco, CA
Dates:  April 9th through 12th, 2017*
Cost: $1575.00

Description:  Rancho Solano Preparatory is proud to expose our students to some of the best Universities on the West Coast. The 10th grade will be heading to the beautiful bay area of San Francisco, California. The students will not only get a feel for this eclectic city filled with culture, but also have the opportunity to visit some of the top Universities in the country. Colleges on the itinerary are Stanford, California University-Berkley, and University of Santa Clara. During afternoon breaks and in the evenings when the touring is done students can look forward to such things as a walking tour of the Golden Gate Bridge, tour of the Alcatraz, and Fisherman’s Wharf! College tours may vary due to student requests and University availability.
*Trips dates are subject to change.

11th Grade: East Coast College Tour-Boston, MA
Dates:  Oct 4th through 7th, 2016*
Cost: $ 1600.00

Description:  Rancho Solano Preparatory is proud to expose our students to some of the best Universities on the East Coast. The 11th grade will be heading into the Boston/Rhode Island area to not only get a feel for this amazing college town filled with history, but also have the opportunity to visit some of the top Universities in the country. Some of the Colleges included on the itinerary are Boston University, Harvard, MIT and Wheaton to name a few. During afternoon breaks and in the evenings when the touring is through, students can look forward to such things as a historical tour of Boston, Harbor Dinner Cruise, and more. College tour itineraries may change due to University availability.
*Trips dates are subject to change.

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