Odyssey is proud to offer off-campus field trips for students in all grades. Field trips provide our students with learning opportunities that they would never be able to get in a classroom. For example, learning about our government from a textbook is one thing—touring the Georgia State Capital, or the US Capital in Washington DC, is an entirely different learning experience!
Parents are welcome to sign up to join us on our off-campus field trips and will be notified if there is room available and what the cost would be. All parents wishing to join us on our field trips are required to participate in Mandated Reported Training. Please contact the office for additional information.
Students in every K-5 classroom have the opportunity to go on several off-campus field trips every year. Teachers select destinations based on the material students are learning in class. For example, in 2nd grade, when they are learning about government, they might go on the Georgia State Capital field trip. Or when students reach 4th and 5th grade and are learning about the Civil War, they might go to the Atlanta History Center or Stone Mountain. The destinations are chosen specifically because they will enhance the material that students are learning in class and the subjects will literally come alive for the students, providing them with a learning experience that they will not soon forget. Of course, some of the destinations are really fun, like Uncle Bob’s Pumpkin Patch or the Rock Ranch, but there are still things to be learned about nature, farming, how our food gets from the farm to the grocery store, and more!
Below are just a few of the field trips that our K-5 students have had the opportunity to go on in the last few years.
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Atlanta History Center
Center for Puppetry Arts
Chattachoochee Bend State Park
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Cochran Mill Nature Center
Coweta STEM Institute
Georgia State Capital
Legoland Discovery Center
The Rock Ranch
Tennessee Aquarium (overnight!)
Uncle Bob’s Pumpkin Patch
Wild Animal Safari
Each year, our Middle School students have the opportunity to go on several local field trips as well as one long-distance field trip that usually spans several days. These are learning experiences and opportunities for off-campus learning that you will not find at other public schools in our area.
Our students have had the honor and privilege of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery and they have toured the US Capital, the National Archives, the Holocaust Museum, all of the Memorials and much more in Washington, D.C. One of our musically talented students played a 100+ year old Steinway piano in the First African Baptist Church in Savannah and everyone enjoyed the Tybee Island Lighthouse, the Civil Rights Museum, and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center.
Long-Distance Middle School Field Trips
Cape Canaveral/Orlando, FL
Local Middle School Trips
Fernbank Science Center
Centers for Disease Control
Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville
Brown Water Treatment Plant, Newnan
National Weather Service, Peachtree City
Franklin Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain
Six Flags’ Physics Day for 8th graders every May
Cobb Energy Theater for educational productions
Some of our Connection classes also have the opportunity to participate in off-campus field trips! For example, our students had the opportunity to visit the Fox Theatre in Atlanta for a tour of the theatre and a special presentation of The Nutcracker. Our Glee club has visited area nursing homes and the patients at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, bringing the residents joy during the holiday season.