Denver Public Schools has canceled all out-of-state and out-of-country student trips due to COVID-19, until further notice. This includes trips to London, Washington DC, New York City and Costa Rica. Global Travel Alliance will be sending each family a follow-up cancellation email with details. If you have any further questions, please reach out to GTA at


6th & 7th Grade 2019 YMCA Pictures

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.

New King Soopers Community Rewards Program

King Soopers has revised its Community Rewards program, so it is now easier than ever to earn money for McAuliffe or your child’s school sponsored trip by shopping for groceries and gas at King Soopers and using your loyalty card! (No more gift cards to be loaded.) Although the new program is much easier to use when shopping, the new program does NOT allow McAuliffe to track individual earnings by family. However, we have set up a self-reporting system that allows parents the bonus of earning money for their child’s individual trip. Please read this update in detail, as this will explain the changes to the King Soopers Fundraiser program and how to sign-up.

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

All 6th & 7th grade students are invited to participate in the end-of-year experiential education trips to the YMCA Camp.




8th Grade Washington DC Trip

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.

wash dc group at wh

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.

kids in NY trip (1)

Costa Rica

Travel to Costa Rica this Spring Break with Sra. Turkle 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.


Book Lovers’ Tour of England

Book Lovers’ Tour of England. For more information, click here. Trip size is limited, register here.  Contact Shannon Wood R at with any questions.


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