Field Trips For Students
Act One partners with Title 1 schools in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties that have limited educational arts field trip opportunities. Act One coordinates the field trips with educators/schools/districts and the arts organizations, handling reservations and paying admission costs to the arts venues; coordinating and paying for transportation via district buses or contracted services; providing teaching materials to help prepare for the field trip; and providing books when they complement the field trip. Schools are responsible for a $1 program partnership fee per participant.
In the 2016-2017 school year, Act One had capacity to bring more than 30,000 K-12 grade students from Title 1 schools on educational arts field trips in the Phoenix area and Tucson.
How it Works
As of May 1, 2017, we are not taking any additional requests for field trips for the 2016-17 school year. New requests for the 2017-18 school year will begin in August 2017.
We are working to bring even more students on arts field trips in the 2017-18 school year and will be announcing the 2017-18 field trip calendar in late July/early August 2017. The best way to make sure you know what's going on with Act One Field Trips is to Join Our Email List (make sure to indicate that you're a teacher). You can also like us on Facebook.
If you are a teacher or administrator at a Title 1 school and would like to participate in the Act One Field Trip program, click here to download a flyer with instructions. Here's how it works:
1. View the Field Trip Schedule of more than 40 arts performances and museum tours when it becomes available in late July/early August 2017. These will be posted on this page. Choose up to three field trips you’re interested in attending with your students.
2. Fill out the online field trip request form, which will be available on this page in late July/early August 2017.
3. Act One will contact you with details about your field trip. We coordinate reservations and details with the arts organization, pay the admission cost for your field trip, reimburse district bus expenses and send teaching materials to help you prepare students for the field trip. If your school does not have buses, Act One can schedule transportation.
4. Your school is responsible for preparing students for the field trip, securing permission slips (per your district’s guidelines), reserving district buses and ensuring that students get on the bus. Additionally, schools are responsible for a $1 program partnership fee per field trip participant.
Find Out More
2016-2017 schedules and descriptions
Please note that these field trips have already taken place in the 2016-17 school year. Schedules for the 2017-18 school year will be available in late July/early August. Please check back or Join Our Email List for updated information.