Field Trips

Currently, there are no examples for Elementary School.

Example

Engineers come on campus to work with Mathcounts.

Partners also provide speakers for College to Career Day.

The Middle School also schedules field trips to meet and work with professionals in the work-environment. A local renowned technical college provides presentations for teachers and students and facilitates experiments and lessons with students via teleconference.

Key Strengths

  • A Partnership with a local and well-known technical college support STEAM students in lessons, field trips, and presentations.

Example

Each grade level has optional field trips:
-- Grade 6 – Malibu Mountains, Los Angeles County Office of Education Science Camp
-- Grade 7 CIMI – Catalina Ocean Institute
-- Grade 8 – Science Camp – Astro Camp.

Engineering and math students are offered opportunity to visit JPL/NASA.

Key Strengths

  • The Middle School leverages local resources and offers opportunities for each grade level.

Example

Since the beginning of the STEAM Academy at the MS students have traveled to Imaginary Forces Movie Studio, Orange County great Park Energy Solar Decathlon, and Dana Point Ocean Institute.

Field trips have reflected curriculum alignment and (fiscal) opportunity.

Key Strengths

  • Field trips are chosen to align to the curriculum.

Example

Teachers are encouraged to identify student interests to ensure visitation to places of interest to further engage and motivate and benefit the overall program. Band, music, and technology experts visit classrooms/students visit workplace.

Key Strengths

  • Aligning field trip opportunities with student interest increases student engagement and motivation.

Currently, there are no examples for High School.