• Spirit of America


      Boston, New York City, Washington D.C.

      Open to ALL Ontario High School Students!

      Journey down the East Coast of the United States to experience the best that North America has to offer. From Harvard Square to the bright lights of Broadway to the world-renowned structures of Washington D.C., students will be immersed in the true ‘spirit’ of America.

      Arrive at Harvard University and take in the full ivy-league experience. Trace the footsteps of one of the major characters from one of your novels of study around NYC, including Central Park, Greenwich Village, and the Lower East Side. Visit the Museum of the Moving Image to collect information for a Film Adaptation assignment on a novel of study. Immerse yourself in a community of your choice like Harlem, Queens, or Brooklyn and prepare a presentation to demonstrate the relationship between these communities, literature, and art. Stop at one of the many Smithsonian Museums and the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to gather background research to help shape the context of our novel study.

       

    • Trip Highlights


      • Harvard University Tour
      • Shear Madness
      • Cape Cod
      • Central Park Walking Tour
      • Manhattan Boat Cruise
      • Brooklyn and Harlem
      • Greenwich Village
      • Smithsonian Institution
      • Museum of Modern Art
      • Six Flags Amusement Park
      • Prom Extravoganza
      • Broadway Show
      • And so much more!
    • Courses


      *Sponsored by the EduTravel Private School, Halton Catholic District School Board, Peel District School Board, Simcoe County District School Board, and District School Board of Niagara

      • English Grade 11 University Preparation (ENG3U)
        Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic
      • English Grade 12 University Preparation (ENG4U)
        Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation

      Note: Two weeks prior to the program’s start date, registered students and parents will receive start-up information directly from their teacher. This information will include how to access the course outline, pre-trip assignments, program itinerary, packing list, media release form, and other pertinent documents for signature. Your teacher will be available through email to answer any curriculum questions.

      ** Students are required to attend the mandatory pre and post-trip classes that will take place at a location within your region.

      Instructional Timelines


      Reading list will be sent out during the month of May.

      Online Orientation:  Tuesday, June 19

      Students must login to the online platform by Tuesday, June 19 to begin their introductory assignments.  Their teacher will contact them with the information to access the online course prior to Tuesday, June 19.

      Pre-trip in-class:  Tuesday, July 3 to Friday, July 6

      Students will be required to submit introductory assignments on July 3.  Assessment will be ongoing throughout the pre-trip classes.

      Travel:  Saturday, July 7 to Friday, July 20

      Students will be completing assessments throughout the travel portion.

      Post-trip in-class:  Monday, July 23, Tuesday, July 24, and Wednesday, July 25

      Students will complete all daily assessments and submit their summative assignments by July 25.

    • Program Fees


      $2990

      All Inclusive
      Quad Accommodation

      * $1500 deposit is needed to secure your spot at the time of registration
      * $1490 final payment is due Wednesday, May 30, 2018

      Optional Private Bed Supplement add $650
      Deluxe medical and cancellation insurance (mandatory) add $175

      *Registration opens on October 1st, 2017 – Early bird discount of $100 available until December 15th, 2017

      Please note: It is EduTravel and school board policy that all students travelling on extended trips have both cancellation and medical insurance in place. A specialized students insurance protection plan will be automatically added to the cost of the program fee upon registration. Please know there is an option to opt out of the insurance policy by filling and returning in the “Insurance Opt-Out Form” along with proof of valid insurance coverage from another source. 

      Visa Students may be required to pay an additional fee. Please contact the EduTravel office.

      Fees Include:

      • Transportation by luxury highway motor coach (W/C, DVD, A/C)
      • Quad accommodations
      • Daily breakfast and dinner
      • All admissions to both course specific sights and recreational group activities
      • Course materials
      • Overnight security
      • All applicable taxes
      • All gratuities

      Fees Do Not Include:

      • Lunches
      • Trip Cancellation Insurance
      • Out of Country Health Insurance
      • Discretionary spending money
    Program Details (Click Below)

     

    Halton Region

    *Sponsored by the Halton Catholic District School Board

    Pre-Trip Dates: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 to Friday, July 6, 2018
    Travel Dates:  Saturday, July 7, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
    Post-Trip Dates:  Monday, July 23, 2018 to Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    Location: TBA
    Time: TBA

    Peel Region

    *Sponsored by the Peel District School Board

    Pre-Trip Dates: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 to Friday, July 6, 2018
    Travel Dates:  Saturday, July 7, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
    Post-Trip Dates:  Monday, July 23, 2018 to Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    Location: TBA
    Time: TBA

    Toronto Region

    *Sponsored by the EduTravel Private School

    Pre-Trip Dates: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 to Friday, July 6, 2018
    Travel Dates:  Saturday, July 7, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
    Post-Trip Dates:  Monday, July 23, 2018 to Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    Location: TBA
    Time: TBA

    Niagara Region

    *Sponsored by the District School Board of Niagara

    Pre-Trip Dates: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 to Friday, July 6, 2018
    Travel Dates:  Saturday, July 7, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
    Post-Trip Dates:  Monday, July 23, 2018 to Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    Location: TBA
    Time: TBA

    Simcoe Region

    *Sponsored by the Simcoe County District School Board

    Pre-Trip Dates: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 to Friday, July 6, 2018
    Travel Dates:  Saturday, July 7, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
    Post-Trip Dates:  Monday, July 23, 2018 to Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    Location: TBA
    Time: TBA

    The bus info to Bear Creek will be available in June 2018.

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