Cultural Expeditions Program
Our Cultural Expeditions Program (CEP) provides students with the opportunity to explore and grow in their understanding through an integrated curriculum of history, art and travel. At Veritas, we want students to experience the world outside the classroom first hand, not just through books and pictures. Students explore what is first most familiar to them in Houston before moving to their state’s capital, their nation’s capital and then Europe. Through CEP, students are challenged to look at the complex world they live in through new eyes. The program captures students’ imagination, initiates them in travel education and creates unforgettable memories.
Texas History - San Antonio, Fredericksburg, and Austin
Our annual Texas History Trip is a three-day crash course in San Antonio and Austin, where students learn distinctives of our state's history, culture, and influential historical figures . Students relive the famous Battle of the Alamo as they explore where the revolutionaries made their fateful last stand, and then later in the trip tour the Capitol Building and visit both houses of the Texas Legislature. This trip is intended to be a first hand encounter of Texas state history, and for students to learn about the events that have shaped our state and made it unique.
New York and Boston
The New York and Boston Trip, which is a new addition to the Cultural Expeditions Program, is a continuation of exploring the history of our nation. Students will visit various sites which will touch on the history of the Revolutionary War, places which made America into the melting pot it is today, the bedrock of our financial institution, and our recent history at the 9/11 Memorial.
As a part of our Cultural Expeditions Program at Veritas Christian Academy, we believe that giving students the opportunity to explore and grow in their understanding of their own culture, its history, and their nation’s capital is essential to developing their understanding of civic duty and their identity as U.S. citizens. This trip is intended to immerse our students in the functions of our federal government, our nation’s history, and to experience one of the most important cities of the world.
London and Oxford
We consider our annual London Trip the capstone experience to a Veritas education. Giving students the opportunity to explore and grow in their understanding of other cultures is a unique educational experience. International travel enhances students' global awareness and appreciation for cultural differences and diversity. Every March, our eighth graders spend one-week crisscrossing London to take in its culture and history. We visit famous historical landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and Oxford University. Overall, the London Trip is a hands-on educational experience par excellence.