Learning at BCPS expands beyond the walls of the classroom. Students earn the right to participate in several local and out-of-state field lessons every month by working hard and exemplifying the values of the school. Students visit college campuses, historic sites, museums, state and national parks, and other settings that enrich the students’ education.
All of the monthly field lessons help prepare the students for a year-end, weeklong trip, which the students must also earn through hard work and appropriate behavior. Each grade level goes on a different trip to places that include St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Chicago, the Smoky Mountains, New Orleans, and Atlanta. By the year 2018, our inaugural class will have had the opportunity to tour more than twenty college campuses, visit at least fifteen American cities, and travel through states in all regions of the country. Pushing the learning experience beyond the boundaries of the classroom enables students to broaden their appreciation for the wider world waiting for them after graduation. In this manner, learning truly comes alive.