EXPEDITION & EXPLORATION
The purpose of Expedition and Exploration is to develop in scholars a spirit of adventure and discovery. Organizing, planning, training, and completing this area requires self-reliance, determination, and cooperation. These trips are designed to further expose students to various outdoor activities while broadening their social experience. The Expedition and exploration areas include following:
- Overnight activities
- Intercultural activities
- In-town Trips
- Out of town Trips
- College trips
Scholars in the program will participate in overnight and sleepover activities. The location of the events will vary. School lock-in events will also occur throughout the year so students can earn CYSP overnight activity requirement. Advisers will provide permission slips to parents for overnight events with specific event details. Advisers/school staff members should be present with the scholar in order for the activity to count as an overnight activity. Only school-organized events will count as overnight activities. All other activities completed during overnight activities and camps (such as test prep, tutoring and physical fitness) can be logged in separately. One activity cannot be written twice under two different categories.
- School lock-in events
- Out of town camping trips sponsored by school
- Focus study group overnight activities
- Out of town college trips
- Out of state school events, (e.g., MATHCON, CONSEF)
- All overnight activities must implement an educational component.
CYSP students are expected to participate in activities that expose them to different cultures. Students can attend cultural events or visit different cultural centers. CYSP advisers should make arrangements to take students to different cultural events.
Scholars can also earn credit for this component with outside organizations or with family (proof is required – one intercultural activity can be counted towards this component at most).
- Visit cultural centers
- Attend cultural festivals
- Visiting Chinatown, Greektown, Chinese, Italian cultural centers/museums etc..
- Hispanic Heritage Celebration
- International programs which are organized by school, community, society
- Attend a cultural event hosted by the school
- Visit museums which reflect different cultural backgrounds
- Advisers can create a program to expose scholars to a different culture.
Out of Town Trip
Scholars will participate in educational trips that are out of town with the school. Schools or individual advisers may organize out of town trips. Permission slips will be sent home with information about the trip. (it is supposed to be farther than the greater (name of city) metropolitan area. (please see below maps for metropolitan areas of some cities
- Out of state or out of town day trips.
- Out town trips to museums
- Out town trips to symposiums, events, speakers etc.
- Out of town landmarks and historical sites.
- Out of town subject related competitions
In town Trip
The in-town trip is designed to give students a better understanding of their communities and show them different aspects and qualities of their cities. Students will be transported to and fro via a bus or another form of public transportation. Students in grades 5 to 6 will need to make an in town trip with their adviser. Advisers will arrange these after school trips and provide permission slips to parents. In town trips should be school-related/organized activities.
Visit museums or famous landmarks in town
All Scholars in grades 9 to 12 should visit colleges throughout the year. These trips are organized by college guidance counselors, the school CYSP coordinator or CYSP advisers. Advisers can organize a college visit to complete scholar’s requirement as long as it is coordinated with the college guidance counselor. College visits sponsored by the school are the only trips that will count for this category.
- Visit a local college with group of students during a school trip
- Visit a college with CYSP group and adviser