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 activities as it broadens their understanding of their surroundings. The Expedition and Exploration areas include following:
- Overnight Activities
- Intercultural Activities
- Out of Town Trips
- College Trips
- Field 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. Adviser/school staff member should be present in order to count the activity. Only school-organized events will count.
- 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.
- Visit cultural centers
- Attend cultural festivals
- Attend a cultural event hosted by the school
- Visit museums from different cultural backgrounds
- Advisers can create a program to expose scholars to a different culture.
Out of Town Trip
Students will participate in activities that are educational and out of town with the school. School or individual advisers may organize out of town trips. Permission slips will be sent home with all information about the trip.
- 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.
The field trip is designed to give students a better understanding of what is in and around the communities in the area. Students will be transported to and fro via bus or other 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
Advisers will enter field trip information in students’ logbook as “Field Trip”.
All students in grades 7 to 12 should visit colleges throughout the year. These trips are organized by college guidance counselors. 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 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