Washington D.C./Civil War Battlefields Trip 

Every year, our school offers an EXCITING trip to the East Coast. This trip is open to both 7th & 8th grade students. Participants are on a first-come, first-served basis (up to 50 students). If all positions are filled, your child will be put on a waiting list. Registration packets are available through your child's social studies teachers.

Miss the 2018 Trip?

Believe it or not, it's already time to start planning for the D.C. 2019 Trip! Our next informational meeting will be held September 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mountain Trail Media Center. You can register at Worldstrides.org using the Trip ID (to be determined).

If you have any questions, feel free to email Mr. Aring. To prospective travel companies, we are extremely happy with our current company of over 10-plus years and are not looking to view other programs. Thank you.

Past educational trips have included visits to:

  • Ford's Theatre/Petersen House

  • Battle of Manassas, VA

  • Arlington National Cemetery

  • Korean Memorial

  • White House

  • Museum of American History

  • National Archives

  • University of Virginia

  • Iwo Jima

  • Supreme Court

  • Battle of Antietam, MD

  • Holocaust Museum/Daniel's Story

  • Library of Congress

  • US Capitol

  • Jefferson Memorial

  • Monticello – Jefferson's Home

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  • Mount Vernon

  • Washington Monument

  • World War II Memorial

  • Air and Space Museum

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

  • Newseum – a 250,000-square-foot museum of news

  • Gettysburg, PA

  • Museum of Crime and Punishment

  • Pentagon 9/11 Memorial


Submit all tax credit money to Kelly Clancy in the office & she will issue a tax credit receipt to use with your 2019 Taxes. Checks for tax credit must be made out to Mountain Trail Middle School, and please notate whom the credit is for in the memo.

Note: If chronic behavior or absences occur, participation in the trip may be revoked, and tax credit payments cannot be refunded by Arizona State Law.

All non-tax payments are sent directly to Worldstrides.

Important Dates

Sept 30, 2019: Deadline to pay $200 to keep your spot on the trip (paid with either tax credit money to MTMS or directly to Worldstrides). 

Sept. 30, 2019: Deadline to sign up for the D.C. Trip and make the initial $200 payment.

Dec. 1, 2019: Deadline to turn in all tax credit payments to Mrs. Clancy in the front office.

Dec. 31, 2019: Deadline to pay any outstanding balances directly to Worldstrides.