Throughout the course of the school year, kindergarten students go on several field trips that provide opportunities for outdoor education. These field trips correlate directly to the science curriculum and provide fun, hands-on learning experiences both for the students and the parents who are able to join them.
The 1st and 2nd Grade classes go on several field trips each year that give students wonderful hands-on discovery experiences. The trips vary from year to year and may include a visit to a local farm, a day trip to the beach for ocean learning, and others that also include opportunities for parent involvement.
Every year, the third and fourth Grade students get to experience new and awesome adventures through hands-on learning while visiting various places. Some of these may include museum visits and day trips, a visit to Santa Barbara, San Francisco or other California cities.
Fifth and sixth graders are excited to learn about a larger world by experience. Among their other field and day trips, the 5th – 6th Grade students joined the 7th and 8th Grade students for a 3-day trip to Catalina to visit the Catalina Island Marine Institute. Kayaking and night snorkeling were a thrilling addition to their marine and island studies.
As a private school, Valley View Adventist Academy is able to engage in larger field trips, as funding allows. In addition to other field and day trips, the 7th – 8th Grade students participated in a 3-day trip to Catalina to visit the Catalina Island Marine Institute. Kayaking and night snorkeling, hiking, and dissecting marine organisms were a thrilling addition to their marine and island studies.
Parents are welcome to participate in the fun activities and trips that we do with the children. In fact, these trips would not be possible without all the help from our awesome parent volunteers!
Because your child’s safety should always come first, all parents wishing to join us on field trips must complete an online background check as required by the Central California Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists.
All volunteers who are 18 years or older, and have direct contact with or supervise minors, need to be fingerprinted. Completing the Live Scan is the first step of the compliance process. The Mandated Reporter Training is the second step of the compliance process. This training must be completed every two years. To receive a Request for Live Scan form and instructions for the Mandated Reporter Training, please come to the school office.