Every Friday one-third of the school is out of the building on an expedition. Students participate in Friday Expeditions by grade level on a rotating basis. Expeditions include a range of experiences designed to connect the school to the larger Tucson community, relate classroom content to the ‘real-world, and provide ‘team building’ opportunities to our students.
We are in regular contact with Parents/Guardians to keep them informed as to which Fridays their student is participating in an Expedition, what they should bring in order to be prepared, and to solicit help in transportation of students to and from the various destinations.
In addition,the school sends home permission slips for any field expedition that is conducted outside the city limits or is deemed to carry an elevated level of inherent risk (such as swimming, rock climbing, etc).
Past Friday Expeditions have included grade level trips to Mount Lemmon, Saguaro National Park (east & west), Tumamoc Mountain, Agua Caliente Park, Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, Las Milpitas Community Farm, Marana Heritage Farm, UA Poetry Center, Superior and City Courts, Gem and Mineral Show, Pima County Public Library, Bioshere 2, Tucson Art Museum, Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Ben’s Bells, KXCI Radio Station, UA Flandrau Science Center, and Silverbell Lake – to name only a few.