8th Grade Gradventure Information


    8th Grade Parents/Guardians,  


    Gradventure, the 8th grade end of year field trip, will take place on Friday, May 17th at Universal Orlando. 


    The cost for students to attend Gradventure is $200.  This amount covers the cost of their ticket to both parks, a souvenir cup for free refills, a shirt, and transportation.  Annual passes cannot be used to attend this special event.  


    Payments can be made through the BCMS Webstore, located under "Helpful Links" on the BCMS Homepage.  The link for online payment is also provided below.  Students will also be required to submit a field trip permission form to attend the trip, which can be picked up outside of Mrs. O'Leary's room, 2-237, any time. 


    If your student is in need of a scholarship, you must fill out a scholarship form; the link is provided below.  Forms must be filled out by Monday, February 19th and decisions will be communicated on Friday, February 23rd.  There is a limited number of scholarships, so there is no guarantee of approval. The minimum contribution to attend Gradventure on a scholarship is $40. 

    If you would like to pay in installments, a minimum payment of $75 must be made by March 1st to secure a spot.  The balance must be paid in full by March 15, 2024. 


    If you are interested in being a chaperone, the cost is $125.   

    Chaperones must:  

    • be a parent/guardian of a current BCMS student attending the trip, 
    • be approved as a volunteer through the School District of Manatee County at https://www.manateeschools.net/volunteer , and 
    • complete the chaperone paperwork, which will be sent to the email provided at time of payment. 

    *Please email Mrs. Fugate at fugatem@manateeschools.net by February 1st if you plan to attend the trip as a chaperone.    


    All payments must be made in full by March 15, 2024.   

    No refunds will be issued.

    Eligibility Requirements - No more than 3 days of ISS or 2 days of OSS during the second semester 


    If your student does not meet the requirements for the field trip, they may fill out an appeal form.  All appeals will be reviewed by a committee.  Students may pick up appeal forms from Mrs. O'Leary, room 2-237.  All forms must be turned in to Mrs. O'Leary by Monday, February 19th.  Decisions will be communicated on Friday, February 23rd.  


    Students who become ineligible after payments are made will not receive a refund.  


    There is a limited amount of space for this event, so it is important to secure tickets as soon as possible.  If your student would like their name on the Gradventure shirt, their spot must be secured by March 1st.


    Payment Link: https://manateeschools.revtrak.net/middle-schools/bcms/bcms-field-trips/#/v/bcms-8th-grade-gradventure-2024 

    Scholarship Application: https://forms.office.com/r/gC7gbiwW5Y 

    If you have any questions, contact Mrs. O'Leary.

    Email: olearyc@manateeschools.net

    Phone: (941) 721-2260 ext. 21102