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8th Grade Study Trip: Washington DC

We are dedicated to offering engaging learning outside of the classroom. We understand the value of experiential learning and the significant effects it may have on students' development both personally and academically. This is why we are offering Washington DC Study Trips to our 8th graders at no-cost to them or their families.
The goal is to enhance student comprehension of American History and give students real-world experiences to complement their learning. The trip provided a new perspective on their education as they created memories with their peers.
“What I like about this trip is I get to visit the real locations that I’ve studied my whole childhood,” said Wright 8th Grader Kevin V. “It is amazing to actually experience [D.C.] firsthand and all in all, it’s beautiful.”
Their schedule was packed with stops at famous sites and museums including the National Archives, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Air and Space Museum, the Holocaust Museum, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the U.S. Capitol building to name a few. 
“The museums were really important to me because back at home we don't really have museums based on our history and it's really cool to see items we talked about in class in real life,” says Rio Hondo student Katelyn N. Fellow Rio Hondo student Matthew W. added, “Seeing the Declaration of Independence in textbooks or computers is one thing, but being able to actually be there is astounding.” 
You can learn more by watching our Washington DC Recap Video below.