8th Grade Trip

Students can expand their knowledge of the French heritage and serve in another part of the United States.

History of the trip to New Orleans

The trip to New Orleans was started in 2013 to give 8th grade students a culminating experience as well as an opportunity to learn more about the French heritage in the United States. In addition, because of the continuing social service needs in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, there are opportunities for our students to help with the rebuilding effort.

At Académie Lafayette, we support this important travel experience because it gives our students an opportunity to broaden their experience beyond the classroom to experience life in another part of the United States and to contribute their time and sweat to rebuilding this important city.


Parents will sign a letter of commitment, and students will sign an academic and behavior contract at the beginning of the year (available parent education night and by request after that). The 8th grade trip typically takes place in May. Check back here for the 2021 trip dates.

Make a Payment

Payments may be in the form of checks turned in at the front office or may be made online. Please use the “8th Grade Trip” PayPal form on the Make a Payment page.

Common Questions


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