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Traditions & Celebrations

Quarterly Graduation Ceremonies

We enroll and graduate every quarter in October, January, March, and June.  While our traditional graduation ceremony with all students that graduated throughout the school year is in June, we hold smaller ceremonies in October, January, and March for students and their families.  There is food, awards, music, speeches, and more!

Fall and Spring Camping Trips

Each Fall and Spring we take our students on a 3-day, 2-night camping trip.  The trip is completely free and transportation, food, and supplies are provided.  This is a fun opportunity to form strong bonds with staff and other students while cooking, talking around the bonfire, and taking a nighttime nature walk!


Halloween Community Event

The Saturday before Halloween we host a community event where students and families can come in costume, win a prize in a raffle, paint a sugar skull or pumpkin, make some s'mores in our fire pit, receive a gift bag filled with candy, jump on our bouncy house and more!

Feast of Thanks and Family Day

We love celebrating the holidays with our students and families.  We have a Feast of Thanks meal together before our week off for Thanksgiving and a Family Day before our two week Winter Break.  Students can bring their children or younger siblings for gingerbread decorating, a piñata, games and activities, a shared meal, and of course, a visit with Santa and Ms. Claus!

Field Trips to Museums, the Theater, Boys and Girls Club, Skating, Six Flags, etc.

In addition to the camping trips, we take many field trips together throughout the year based on students' interests, from the Museum of Science and Industry to the Boys and Girls club for some basketball and pool to the National Museum of Mexican Art to Six Flags and the skating rink!