At Spruce Creek High School we believe that learning does not stop when the bell rings. Students are encouraged to take part in any opportunity that helps them become a better student and citizen of the world. One such opportunity is international travel with fellow students. We have a number of teachers who work independently with various educational tour groups to organize travel opportunites for students. MOST OF THESE INTERNATIONAL TRIPS ARE INDEPENDENTLY ORGANIZED WITH OUTSIDE EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES BY TEACHERS AND ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH OR ENDORSED BY VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOLS OR SPRUCE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL. Please reach out to individual teachers with questions and to find out more. Some of the teachers who travel with students include:
Mr. Martin and Mrs. Martin organize international trips for the High Steppin' Hawk Band to gain experience performing around the world. For more information and to see if there is currently a trip planned, visit https://www.creekband.org/. There next trip is scheduled for Dublin to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2022! This trip is limited to SCHS band and color guard students.
Ms. Shon Duncan, who teaches AP European History, takes students on annual summer tours that focus on history, art and culture. She chooses a different destination within Europe each year. Her trips are through EF and are not school or district sponsored. All students are invited to attend, including students from other public, private, or charter schools in Volusia County or the surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.aWorldBeyondBooks.weebly.com. Ms. Duncan also travels with Mrs. Murray on some of her larger trips.
Mrs. Samantha Murray, our media specialist and a former English teacher, is taking a group of students to Iceland in June of 2022 and is also planning to take a group of students to an International Student Leadership Summit in the summer of 2024. This trip is not school or district sponsored, but is an awesome opportunity for any academically motivated student who wants to work with a team of students from around the world on a global issue. Because it is an indipendent trip, all students are invited to attend, including students from other public, private, or charter schools in Voluisa County or the surrounding areas. Because space is limited, SCHS students will be given the first chance at enrollment. Any student is welcome to reach out to her for more information. You can also visit www.aWorldBeyondBooks.weebly.com to find out more. Mrs. Murray also travels with Ms. Duncan on some of her larger trips.
Ms. Strauts organizes international trips for German students to German speaking countries to increase their exposure to the language. For more information about any upcoming trips, please contact her at [email protected] Students are also encouraged to speak with any world language teacher about opportunities because many of them will offer trips periodically.
We have had a number of other teachers who have offered different opportunities in the past. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available. Know that some of these opportunities are school board approved, but most are arranged independently using a variety of experienced travel organizations that focus on educational trips for students. As outlined above, Volusia County Schools and Spruce Creek High School are not affiliated with these international travel opportunities and we do not endorse any particular experience offered by these companies. Speak with the teachers to find out more. Happy traveling!