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Academics

Learning Excursions

We have totally revamped our class trips for 2017-18. They are bigger and better than ever and are now called Learning Excursions. By expanding our options, the groups will be smaller in size, giving our students the advantage of a more personal, focused learning experience. Learning excursions are available to our high school students.

2017-18 Learning Excursions

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  • Atlanta, GA - AP Workshop

    Atlanta, GA - AP Workshop
    October 21-28
    10th-12th graders

    This workshop will be designed individually for the students who choose this learning opportunity.  Emphasis will be on the AP courses in which each student is currently enrolled.
  • Atlanta, GA - Exploring the Video & Film Production Industry

    Atlanta, GA - Exploring the Video & Film Production Industry
    October 21-24
    10th-12th graders

    Students will explore Georgia’s booming Video and Film Production industry Monday through Thursday, Oct. 21-24, from 8am until 3pm.  Atlanta was rated sixth best big city in the nation in 2015 for moviemakers, but has moved up rapidly with the addition of several new production studios and a growing talent pool of trained workers in the field. This Learning Excursion will give students an opportunity to learn what 30,000 Georgians who are employed in this booming industry do for a living and the education and skills required to work in the industry.
  • Atlanta, GA - Service Workshop

    Atlanta, GA - Service Workshop
    October 21-28
    10th-12th graders

    Through the Service Workshop students will engage in service around the Atlanta area at different ministries. Students will learn about how they can become more involved in the Kingdom of God at work in their own communities. Everyday students will leave from GAC to serve at different ministries whether that is to work with the homeless, refugees, or to work with ministries helping prevent human trafficking. By participating fully in the week students will accumulate at 15-20 service hours which will count towards the GAC requirement.
  • Belfast, Ireland - Conflict Resolution

    Belfast, Ireland - Conflict Resolution
    October 21-28
    10th-12th graders

    A coast-to-coast tour of the Emerald Island. Beginning in Northern Ireland, exploring a country divided in both Belfast and Derry (the site of the "Bloody Sunday" tragedy), we'll experience unforgettable sites including the original home of the Titanic, the mysterious Giant’s Causeway, and the famed Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge. Heading to Ireland's beautiful southwest and the famed Ring of Kerry, we'll take in spectacular coastal landscapes, stopping to receive the "gift of the gab" from the Blarney Stone high up in the wall of Blarney Castle. Finally, we will return to Dublin and complete our tour with a traditional Irish dance lesson. This trip is for an English elective credit (Conflict Resolution) and will have some academic requirements. The cost of this learning excursion will be approximately $2,600.
  • Boston, MA - College & Literary Tour

    Boston, MA - College & Literary Tour
    October 21-28
    10th-12th graders

    Elite Colleges, Historic Landmarks, Literary Sites!  The city of the Revolution, the center of the New England Renaissance and the new Athens of Academia!  Join us on a College and Literary trip as we tour Harvard, MIT, BU and more.  We will also visit historic and literary sites such as Thoreau’s peaceful Walden Pond, trace Paul Revere’s ride to Concord and the Old North Bridge and participate in a witch trial in Salem! Enrich your learning for future AP Lit and History courses while also learning the inside scoop on some of America’s most venerable colleges. The approximate range of costs for this trip will be $1,200-$1,400.
  • Chicago, IL - City of the Arts & Architecture

    Chicago, IL - City of the Arts & Architecture
    October 21-28
    10th-12th graders

    Energy and creativity in the arts abounds in this exciting city! Our hotel, located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, will enable us to be centrally located to all the sights and activities. Highlights of this trip include: A visit to the Sky deck at Willis Tower (one of the tallest buildings in the world), architecture tour by boat on the Chicago River, visit to the Chicago Art Institute Museum (housing more than 300,000 works by famous artists and the largest Impressionist collection outside of Paris), photography workshops in Millennium Park and on a “Hop on/Hop off” double-decker bus, fun at Navy Pier, and a performance of a Broadway musical at one of Chicago’s historic theaters.  We hope you will join us on this wonderful adventure that focuses on the Visual Arts! The range of cost for this learning excursion will be approximately $1,200-$1,400.
  • NYC - Performing Arts Study

    NYC - Performing Arts Study
    October 21-28
    10th-12 graders

    New York City, a world center known for finance, culture, good food, architecture, entertainment and the arts! The purpose of this trip is to provide students with an immersive experience into the world of the performing arts.  Emphasis on acting, singing, and dance. The cost of this trip will be approximately $1,200-$1,400.
  • Orlando, FL - Senior Trip

    Orlando, Florida - Senior Trip (seniors only)
    October 21-28
    12th graders only

    This annual trip to Orlando is always a favorite experience for our seniors. Students will enjoy time at Universal Studios, Sea World, Blue Man Group, Downtown Disney, and Fun Spot.
  • Quebec, Canada - French & History

    Quebec, Canada - French & History
    October 21-28
    10th-12th graders

    The Quebec trip is for students who want to experience the rich history and culture of a 400 year old city, while engaging with a wealth of activities, sites, and attractions that will allow students to practice French and see history come alive. It will be like visiting Europe without crossing the Atlantic. We will visit the old city, with its stunning art and architecture, experience a cable car ride to Montmorency Falls - a waterfall 100 feet higher than Niagara. We will also sample some of the excellent local cuisine with a full traditional breakfast, and a tour and tasting of a maple syrup sugar shack. Then we will have hands on opportunities to learn about the life of a royal guard, practice cooking regional specialties and take a crash course in the traditional art of copper etching. French students will have outstanding opportunities to practice in an immersion environment and history students will be able to touch a different world. This trip will cost approximately $2,000.
  • Scotland & England - Literature

    Scotland & England - Literature
    October 21-28
    10th-12th graders

    Get ready for an incredible tour of Scotland and England while earning an elective credit in English.  Join us as we visit the “real Hogwarts,” awe-inspiring castles and ancient cathedrals of Scotland before traveling to England, where we will bask in the beauty of the majestic Lake District, visiting homes of famed British authors and hiking the surrounding area. Our adventure will continue as we explore the academic and architectural beauty of Oxford, the “city of dreaming spires.” To complete our journey, we will explore London, seeing various famous sites such as the inspiring St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, as well as riding the London Eye for an incredible bird’s-eye view of this monumental city. This trip will have some academic requirements and will cost approximately $3,500.
  • St. Augustine, FL - Ecology - 9th Grade Trip Only

    St. Augustine, Florida - Ecology
    October 21-28
    9th graders only

    This is educational trip focuses on the ecology, the scientific study of how organisms relate to one another and to their physical surroundings. The goal of this trip is for each student to gain experience in displaying and explaining their field research while on the trip. For three days, students will visit: Marineland - Touch and Feed with dolphins; Ripple Effect Kayaking Ecotours; Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Preserve; and possibly Whitney Marine Lab & Whitney Sea Turtle Hospital.
  • Tampa, FL - Exploring the Outdoors

    Tampa, Florida - Exploring the Outdoors
    October 21-28
    10th-12th graders

    If you are an adventure seeker, then plan on coming with us to Tampa.  We will snorkel and explore the marine life, hike and explore Fort Desoto, take an adventure in a kayak, have fun at the beach and much more. Costs for this learning excursion will be approximately $550.
  • Washington D.C. - U.S. History & Government

    Washington, DC - U.S. History & Government
    October 21-24
    10th-12th graders

    The Washington, DC excursion will take students interested in the inner workings of U.S government on a four-day tour of the nation’s capital. Excursion stops will include visits to the White House, Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court building — symbols of the branches of U.S. government. Other stops may include the FBI building, the National Archives, and the Smithsonian. The approximate cost for this trip will be $800-$900.
  • Yosemite - Geology

    Yosemite - Geology
    October 21-28
    10th-12th graders

    Catalina Island and Yosemite are two of the great natural wonders of the world.  On this active exploration trip, we will be camping, snorkeling, hiking, and exploring these incredible locations.  We will be investigating the unique ecosystem of Catalina Island (over 300 endemic species found nowhere else on earth) and the unique geology of Yosemite National Park.  We will be preparing our own meals and staying outside in tents during this trip.  This trip will also involve a decent amount of physical activity and students should be prepared to hike for 8-10 hours on consecutive days. Approximate costs will be $1,400-$1,500 for this trip.

Contact

Student Dean
770-243-2247