Public cyber charter school students gain hands-on experience in history and science careers

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Students from Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA) — a Pennsylvania public cyber charter school — participated in more than 20 educational field trips across the state in February, gaining hands-on experience in history- and science-related careers. Students in grades K through 12 and their families visited destinations throughout the commonwealth to work with […]

03/03/2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Students from Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA) — a Pennsylvania public cyber charter school — participated in more than 20 educational field trips across the state in February, gaining hands-on experience in history- and science-related careers.

Students in grades K through 12 and their families visited destinations throughout the commonwealth to work with subject-matter and industry experts to put into practice and supplement what they learned through CCA’s live classroom and guided lessons.

“CCA’s field trips are designed to provide students with unique opportunities to transfer what they learn in the educational setting and apply it to real-world scenarios,” said Dr. Maurice “Reese” Flurie, president and CEO of CCA. “Field trips also allow students to socialize and interact with their peers and teachers while expanding their academic knowledge and understanding, which prepares them for post-high school success.”

In February, students traveled to Extinct is Forever, a wolf sanctuary in Lititz, Lancaster County; Preserving the Past at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh; a STEM fair at Penn State Behrend in Erie; Puppy Love at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Danville, Montour County; a Pizza Kitchen in Carlisle, Cumberland County; and Philly’s Phirst: Liberty For All at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

Field trips slated for March will provide CCA students a variety of options, with events planned at Lehigh University for Earth’s Prehistoric Aquarium, Chirping in All Colors at Love 4 Art Studio, and Penn Museum for the Roman Experience, building on the focus of career exploration in the sciences, arts and history.

Each year, CCA offers students more than 500 field trips across Pennsylvania for both social and educational activities.

To learn more about CCA’s field trips, visit here.