RSCE - Regional Services Education Center

The Academy High School

Experiential and
Adventure Education

Experiential and Adventure Education Goals

  • Build character that transfers to the academic classroom
  • Build self esteem
  • Work on self-advocacy skills
  • Practice social pragmatics and skills
  • Promote personal growth
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Practice challenge by choice
  • Increase community building
  • Overcome adversity
  • Share experiences
  • Encourage physical activity
  • Develop healthy coping strategies


It is an expectation of The Academy that ALL students will attend and participate in all Experiential/Adventure Activities throughout the school year. Along with this, students are expected to show progress and are graded in Advisory for the following:

  • Positive participation
  • Stretching comfort zones
  • Communication/self advocacy
  • Student's personal goals

Adventure Days include, but are not limited to:

  • Opening days Orientation Activities (ex: group games, hikes, ropes course, challenge activities, and other outdoor activities)
  • Fall Retreat – a 3 day overnight trip for the whole school focused on Community Building
  • Community Service days
  • Challenge Days (Winter Adventure Day, Spring Adventure Day)
  • Advisory Adventure Activities

After School Activities

(These are highly encouraged, but optional.)
  • Sports teams (soccer, basketball, fitness activities)
  • Social Events (sports games, movie nights, video games, music nights)