We’re pleased to provide students different opportunities to learn and grow outside of the school environment. We offer an end-of-year Outdoor Education Camp for 6th and 7th graders, an optional trip to Washington D.C. for 8th graders, and a variety of optional trips to other countries with staff and parent chaperones. Parent information nights are held for each trip. This is an opportunity for students and parents to learn more about each exciting opportunity. Trips are paid for by families, but McAuliffe staff and parents help organize fundraising efforts and scholarships to make these trips accessible to as many students as possible.  For more information on the Kings Soopers Card Reward Program click here.

New Enrollment Priority Policy for Optional Student Travel

In an effort to accommodate our growing student population and the demand from students signing up for our Optional Student Trips, we are establishing a new priority enrollment for our older students. Please see the attached document which details this policy. Any questions, contact Sherry Beardshear at

6th & 7th Grade YMCA Trip

Our 2018 6th and 7th grade trips to the mountains were great fun! Students had a great time doing archery, climbing wall, tie-dying t-shirts, making survival bracelets, learning how to build a shelter, hiking through Rocky Mountain National Park, and much more. A huge thank you to all our staff and parent chaperones for making this possible!

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Other Optional Student Trips

2019 – Washington DC Trip for 8th Graders

Eighth grade students are invited to travel to Washington, DC for 5 days of touring our Nation’s Capital. For more information on this great trip, click here. To enroll your 8th grader in the May 2019 Washington DC trip, go to the Global Travel Alliance website. Trip ID is 19014 and the Group Leader’s last name is Kershaw.  A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due at enrollment. If you have any questions, email Jenny Kershaw at

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2019 – Trip to New York City: Broadway and the Arts

This 6 day, 5 night trip is chock-full of incredible activities: 3 Broadway shows, an acting class, tour of the Met, the Natural History Museum, the 9-11 Memorial…and so much more!  For more information click here.  To enroll your student in the 2019 New York Trip go to the Global Travel Alliance website. Trip ID is 19002 and the Group Leader’s last name is Al-Naqeeb. A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due at enrollment. For more information contact Ms. Al-Naqeeb at

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2019 – Trip to Costa Rica

Travel to Costa Rica this Spring Break with Sra. Turkle, Sra. Moore and Mr. Patrick for adventure and to experience Costa Rican culture. We will also be working on the McAuliffe Project at a farm by planting trees to help restore the rainforest. For more information on this Spanish-immersion trip click here. To enroll in the Costa Rica trip go to the Global Travel Alliance website. Trip ID is 19079 and the Group Leader’s last name is Turkle. A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due at enrollment. Please see Mrs. Turkle for more information at

2019 – Trip to Scandinavia – Cancelled due to low enrollment

King Soopers Cards Rewards Program – Easy No Cost Fundraising!

It’s easy! McAuliffe partners with King Soopers to help families raise money for school sponsored trips. There is no additional cost to you – all you have to do is your normal grocery shopping. McAuliffe keeps track of your reward contributions for your student and then close to the departure time, McAuliffe applies the balance to the cost of the trip. Want to raise even more money? Just buy a gift card for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and neighbors to use to help build your child’s account. To get started, purchase a $5 reloadable gift card from Tammy Pittman in the Business Office. For more details on the King Soopers Card Rewards Program click here.


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