Service Learning Trip FAQs
Do George School service learning trips satisfy the sixty-five-hour graduation requirement for students?
Yes. Every George School sponsored service trip fulfills the sixty-five-hour graduation requirement.
How do you apply for service learning trips?
Your family will need to fill out a Parent Permission Form (there is one for juniors and seniors and a separate one for sophomores), which will ask you to rank your trip preferences. You may exclude trip options by selecting NA.
Once you submit the permission form, you will receive a random number based on your grade, with seniors receiving the lowest numbers, juniors the next lowest, and sophomores the highest numbers. Proceeding in number order, students will select a trip and will be asked to confirm their choice via email and your George School account will be charged a $500 nonrefundable deposit.
Registration packets with further details will be mailed to families.
What does the trip fee cover?
The fee for the service learning trip covers:
- Food (three meals per day plus snacks)
- Sightseeing, where applicable
The trip fee does not include immunizations, passport fees, trip insurance, personal spending money, personal gear, or equipment.
Is there financial aid available?
Financial aid for service learning trips is awarded on a case-by-case basis, with trip grants ranging from 10 to 50 percent. There is no need to apply.
Are freshmen and sophomores allowed to participate in service learning trips?
George School students may only participate in service learning trips as juniors or seniors. Sophomores may apply to participate in trips during the summer, when they will be rising juniors.
What should sophomores and juniors do if they want to wait another year to participate?
If you prefer to wait, do not complete the Parent Permission Form this year. However, be aware that trips vary annually and that even frequently offered trips skip years. There is no guarantee that a trip you are interested in will be offered when you are ready.