CMSE 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip

I am thrilled to invite you on a once in a lifetime trip to our nation’s capital

Fall 2022 Trip Dates

October 19 - 22, 2022

Other important dates/details

  • Trip introduced to all 7th graders in Civics class on March 8

  • Optional Parent Informational meeting on March 9 at 4:00 in the East Commons

    • This meeting is totally optional and will cover things such as safety, registration and insurance, and what to expect on the trip.

    • Miss the meeting? Watch this video and let me know any questions you might have.

  • Scholarship application due on March 15

  • Roommate sign-up will take place in the late Spring of this year

  • Required pre-trip departure meeting Fall 2022 (exact date TBD)

    • For all student travelers and at least 1 parent/guardian/caregiver

  • Trip departure from Chaska

Register thru School Tours of America

1. Go to

2. TRIP Number is A057

3. Departure date is 10/19/2022

A few notes about registration:

  • To hold a spot: You will be asked to pay a registration fee ($99) to reserve a spot – Space is limited and based on first come, first serve. ALL REGISTRATION/PAYMENT is done directly with School Tours of America.

  • Payment Protection Plan - Also known as PPP is optional but highly recommended (see details in letter) -- $209.00. If a tour cancels for any reason (regardless if it is canceled by the travelers (ie sickness or quarantine) or the district, PPP guarantees a full refund, less the cost of the PPP. If you do not purchase PPP and the trip is canceled, for any reason standard cancellation rates apply. See STA terms and conditions here.

  • T-SHIRT option when registering – Buying a T-shirt is OPTIONAL

  • Email - please put in your main (preferred email) when registering as that will be the main email used to communicate important information on the trip

STA terms and conditions: