Visiting Washington, DC and More
In eighth grade, students take a winter trip to Winterpark ski area to further build class unity in advance of their spring class trip to Washington DC. The overnight trip includes an evening of “tubing,” and the following day involves skiing on the slopes of Winterpark and MaryJane ski areas. In March, the entire eighth grade travels to Washington DC. The group starts in Williamsburg, Virginia, a central point in American history. From there, the class continues to Norfolk,Virginia, home of the Atlantic fleet and site of the naval museum. Continuing up north, the class hits a number of national monuments, tours the Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian and National Archives and takes in an evening play at the Kennedy Center. The trip provides a comprehensive look at the nation’s capital.