Act One Field Trip Process

At Act One, our goal is to serve students whose families and schools are unlikely to have the means to bring them on educational arts field trips. Act One works with schools that serve a high percentage of students from households that qualify for free or reduced lunch and are part of the Federal Title 1 Schoolwide program.

What we do:

Act One makes planning an educational field trip to the arts a fun and easy process for already stretched teachers. Not only do we organize the entire trip, Act One also covers the cost of admission to the field trip and reimburses each Title 1 school for the entire cost of transportation to/from the field trip.

To qualify:

To qualify for the Act One field trip program, schools must be:
• Designated as Title 1 with at least 40% of students on free and reduced lunch
• Located in Arizona within busing distance of the field trip location (75 miles or less)
• A district/charter public school
• Students must be in grades K-12

How It Works

Choose your field trip.

Act One will release the full 2019-20 field trip calendar in mid-July 2019. Schools can choose from more than 100 field trips options, including trips to see live theater, ballet and jazz performances as well as opportunities to tour museums and gardens.

Place your request.

Registration for 2019-20 field trips will open in August 2019. Complete the online form with information about your school, your top choice of field trip, and your two back up choices. Requests will be granted on a need-based basis, meaning schools with a higher percentage of students on free-and-reduced lunch will be granted priority.

Get ready to go.

Your school is responsible for preparing students for the field trip, securing permission slips, reserving district buses, identifying chaperones and ensuring that students get on the bus. To participate in the program, your school will need to sign a service agreement and pay the $1 per person partnership fee.

Act One is responsible for the rest!

We coordinate your trip with the arts organization, pay the admission cost to the field trip and send teaching materials to help you prepare students for the field trip experience. Additionally, Act One will reimburse your school’s full transportation costs to/from the field trip (or book buses for schools without access to district busing).

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Field Trip Process