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Middle School Field Trips

School field trips are designed to excite and engage our students with “hands-on learning" opportunities. These hands-on activities will create the right balance of fun and education to develop critical thinking skills, bring classroom theory to reality, and make learning enjoyable. Our trips vary from The Orlando Science Center, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (new this year) and Busch Gardens Physics Day.  Field trips are a great way to cement difficult information.

Students must maintain quality academic performance and meet behavioral guidelines to be eligible to participate in these classroom extensions. If a student’s grades are questionable, it would not be reasonable to allow him/her to miss school to attend a trip. Also remember – students are ambassadors of The Villages Charter School and ultimately of The Villages. Their behavior is a direct reflection on their classmates, teachers, and our school. Our high standards do not stop at school doors but follow anytime they are representing us.

8th Grade

  • Physics Day Buffalo Ridge Campus - Busch Gardens Tampa

    Engage students with the experience of physics in action! 

    The "science of thrills" experts will motivate the students by bringing physics to life in the exciting surroundings of the world-class theme park.

    Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay will open one hour early on Friday, December 1, 2023 (Middleton Campus) and Friday, February 23, 2024(Buffalo Ridge Campus)  exclusively for Physics Day students. Physics students will get one hour of exclusive park ride time and interactive physics stations located around the park. Accelerometers are even mounted on select rides for student use. Students will have the opportunity to experience world-class roller coasters and make some of their physics calculations without having to wait in line.


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