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Sign up for the East Coast Tour!


Attend an informational meeting:

Current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders: I will be holding an informational meeting in the Vista Heights on Back-to-School Night, September 6th. Any parents interested in sending their child on the East Coast Tour in May of their 8th grade year should attend! The meeting will be from 5:00-6:00pm.  

It is an informational meeting only; many topics will be covered, including:

date and cost of the trip/payment information/how to sign up/who are the chaperones/safety issues/hotel information/cities and sites we'll visit/questions and answers/and more!

Please download the following flyer:

About the trip:

- The cost of the Trip is $3387.00 (for the 2023 Trip).

- The Trip is in late May of your 8th grade year. You will miss five days of school. This is AFTER State testing, so don't worry about that. We will depart on a Saturday afternoon and return on a late Saturday night.

- Sign up as soon as you can, because the top 46 are guaranteed a spot on the Trip. If you register after the top 46 spots have been filled, you will be placed on a Waiting List.

- We will visit four major cities, and various other towns.

- Minimum 2.0 GPA required and no F grades. Student behavioral record will be assessed by Mr. Cortez and Mr. Hasson.

- Get your friends to sign up and perhaps they'll be your roommates in the hotels!



current 8th graders: Text @ECT2023 to 81010

current 7th graders: Text @ECT2024 to 81010

current 6th graders: Text @ECT2025 to 81010

(If your cell phone doesn't allow you to send messages to short numbers like 81010, then you need to either download the Remind app or download a different messaging app.)

I strongly recommend this experience for all students. It is strategically organized, safe, and a great time for students to bond. But most importantly, it is LIFE-CHANGING. Your child will have the opportunity to come face-to-face with many of the historic sites and topics that are studied throughout the course of middle and high school.


To register now, visit, click on "Register", then enter the following Tour Code:

2023 Trip - NLRLRL (this code works for current 8th graders)

2024 Trip - 7JKRN5 (this code works for current 7th graders)

2025 Trip - TK5RWD (this code works for current 6th graders)

After filling out the required information, submit a $250 non-refundable deposit. Call Apple Student Tours for further payment details at (619) 299-9686. (If you register online and haven't attended an information meeting before, I recommend you attend the meeting mentioned above.)

Any questions? Please email Mr. Cortez at



Let Mr. Solomon help you with fundraising! Download these forms and then email Mr. Solomon:

2011 East Coast Trip Slideshow!

I want to thank Mrs. Lyons for making this slideshow!

2013 East Coast Trip Slideshow!

East Coast Trip Photos

Click the button below to see photographs from previous East Coast Tours:

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