Enlightium Academy students have the opportunity to earn extra credit by writing field trip reflection essays or by submitting book reports as part of our Reading Program.
Field Trip Reflection Extra Credit Essay
Many of us have lived in the same city for a long time, but have never taken the time to go visit the museums, art galleries, or historical sites that are near us. We want our students to learn as they are exploring! When your family goes on an educational field trip to a site near you or even on a cross-country road trip, encourage your student to take notes on what he/she is learning and to take pictures of the locations visited.
Write an essay with grade-level appropriate length, grammar, and formatting:
Grade 3–5: at least a 150-word essay; the essay must consist of at least three paragraphs, including an introduction, at least one body paragraph with details, and a conclusion
Grade 6–8: at least a 300-word essay; the essay must consist of at least four paragraphs, including an introduction, at least two body paragraphs with details, and a conclusion
Grade 9–12: at least a 500-word essay; the essay must consist of at least five paragraphs, including an introduction, at least three body paragraphs with details, and a conclusion
Submit the essay to the teacher of a relevant subject in order to receive extra credit. The final score for the essay will replace a graded quiz score.
Students may submit one essay per unit per subject for as many units as there are in their curriculum. However, each essay can only be submitted once and can only be used for one subject.
Submit an image of yourself at the location you visited.