2019-2020 PINECREST ST. ROSE FIELD TRIPS
At Pinecrest St. Rose, we believe education should be interactive and valuable learning opportunities often come outside of the classroom. With this in mind, we integrate field trips into our curriculum for students in grades K-8 throughout the academic year. It is important for students to understand that education surrounds them and learning can take place in nearly any environment.
Students in grades K-2 have an opportunity to participate in up to three (3) field trips each year. Our teachers and administrators work cooperatively to plan activities that not only coincide with our curriculum, but provide our students with exciting and engaging opportunities to learn more about the world around them. Field trips for these students are local day trips scheduled within standard school hours.
Students in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to participate in two (2) field trips each year. Our local field trip is typically scheduled in the fall or early winter months; students in grades 3-5 also have the option to attend an out-of-state field trip scheduled each spring. Out-of-state field trips for these students are scheduled for one full day and do not include an overnight stay. Local field trips are designed to enhance the curriculum in science, engineering, technology, or the arts. Out-of-state field trips incorporate learning opportunities into exciting adventures that may include state parks, theme parks, and historic locations.
Students in grades 6-8 have the opportunity to participate in two (2) field trips each year. Our local field trip is typically scheduled in the fall or early winter months with an out-of-state field trip planned each spring. Out-of-state trips for students in grades 6-8 may be scheduled for multiple days and include an overnight stay. Local field trips for our middle school students are designed to reinforce lessons learned in the classroom by providing opportunities for them to see these lessons in action and gain more of an understanding as to why they are significant to real world situations. Field trips for these students may include community-service related experiences such as participating in the food distribution program at Three Square, and our 8th grade students participate in a day trip to Finance Park as a part of their Social Studies curriculum- gaining real-world insight on how to live on a budget, manage their money, and overcome financial obstacles to achieve lifelong success. Out-of-state field trips incorporate learning opportunities into exciting adventures that may include theme parks, state parks, and historic locations.