The Palm Beach County School District is always on top of its game with a progressive and intensified academic curriculum, vocational and technical applications through career and choice programs all tempered with a careful blend of experiences supplied through opportunities such as field trips.
The goal of the Indian Ridge School Career Mentoring program is to help students learn about and participate in different aspects of a business to see if it would be something they would be interested in for their future. The students have made field trips to businesses or organizations in the area such as banks, supermarkets, hospitals, non-profits, pharmacies, etc. Field trips are inclusive as all students regardless of ethnic or economical backgrounds enjoys and benefits from theses opportunities which was a key componenet in President George W. Bush's NCLB educational program that ensures that we must not let any child be left behind.
(See list below of local businesses that have recently helped to mentor students through field trip experiences in PBC).
A field trip or excursion, known as school trip in the UK, New Zealand, Philippines and school tour in Ireland, is a journey by a group of people to a place away from their normal environment. The purpose of the trip is usually observation for education, non-experimental research or to provide students with experiences outside their everyday activities, such as going camping with teachers and their classmates.
The aim of this research is to observe the subject in its natural state and possibly collect samples. In western culture people first come across this method during school years when classes are taken on school trips to visit a geological or geographical feature of the landscape, for example. Much of the early research into the natural sciences was of this form. Charles Darwin is an important example of someone who has contributed to science through the use of field trips. It is generally for students in grades K-12 and college. Field trips are generally domestic, but for high school students, it becomes international.
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office, April 2014