Environmental Leadership Program – Grades 6 through 8
The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is required for grades 6th, 7th, and 8th. Students travel to Mo-Ranch, an approved ELP site, which offers action-oriented environmental/outdoor learning experiences. During the 2 ½ day event, students are shown that they can have a positive impact on their environment through lessons in leadership, nature, social studies and environmental issues.
San Antonio – 6th Grade
Students travel to San Antonio for a day trip to supplement the Texas History curriculum. The focus is the state’s early history and includes trips to the Alamo and local museums.
Austin – 7th Grade
Students travel to Austin for a two day trip to supplement the Texas History curriculum. The focus is on contemporary Texas history, government, and culture and includes a visit to the Capitol, the House and Senate floors, the Texas State Museum and other museums, and an evening riverboat cruise to observe the bats.
Washington DC – 8th Grade
Students are provided first-hand learning experiences which correlate with the 8th grade curriculum. Students travel to Washington DC for a six-day trip where they learn government firsthand. Seminars are scheduled in and around DC and include on-site visits to the leading public buildings, monuments, and government offices. Students are provided with opportunities to participate in discussion meetings with members of congress and their staffs, as well as specialists from different departments of government.