Sunday, November 10 - Saturday, November 16

All Serra students who are interested in a week of learning about the inner workings of our government and visiting Washington, D.C., should contact Mr. Kevin Carey. This week-long program provides students with the opportunity to experience their government in action and gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to be informed, engaged citizens. Students will meet with elected officials, visit monuments and learn about real-world experiences.

Close Up is a non-profit, non-partisan civic education organization founded over 40 years ago with a mission to inform, inspire, and empower students to become life-long, active participants in our democracy.

Serra students, along with history teacher, Mr. Kevin Carey, will gain valuable insight into the workings of our government, have the chance to meet students from other states and experience our nation's capital, Washington D.C., up close and personal.


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Past Close Up Trips

Close Up 2018

Close Up 2017

Close Up 2016