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SCS Minimester - An Adventure of a Lifetime 

The Minimester program at Southwest Christian School exists to offer a wide range of travel, enrichment, and global, national, and local service opportunities for our students. The uncommon and enriching experiences that the SCS Minimester provides further equip our students to become Christian leaders in the world. Past experiences include building/renovating homes in Honduras and Jamaica, serving orphans in Kenya and in rural South Africa, exploring geology, glaciology, and volcanoes in Iceland, and engaging in masterclass acting workshops on Broadway.

In order to secure a spot on any of our trips, a non-refundable $500 deposit must be paid through the portal. Parents are welcome to sign up as well, as long as we have room on the trip. If we end up not having room for parents, the money for parent and student can be refunded or moved to another trip at the parent’s request.

2022 Minimester Opportunities

All trips will take place between March 5 - 13.  Specific travel dates will be determined by mid-October.


Approximate all-inclusive price is $1,800 for 6 days and 5 nights

Registration deadline is September 29, 2021

Contact Coby Bird

Become the hands and feet of Jesus as your team seeks revival through the city of Chicago through ministries of discipleship, mercy, and justice. Your group will be given the opportunity to listen, learn and serve within Chicago as you partner alongside a local ministry!

Florida Keys

Approximate all-inclusive price is $2,000 for 5 days and 4 nights

Registration deadline is September 29, 2021

Contact Coby Bird

What do phylum identification, ecosystems, and a full hands-on squid dissection have in common? They are all scientific discoveries waiting for you and your group on this marine science tour in the Florida Keys! Watch the classroom come to life on this journey of scientific discovery in the beautiful Florida Keys.

New York City

Approximate all-inclusive price is $2,900 for 6 days and 5 nights  

Registration deadline is September 24, 2021

Contact Cyndi Woodward

This trip to the Big Apple will expose high school students to the arts-enriched community of Manhattan and develop disciplines through an educational experience in the performing arts. Students will participate in musical theater masterclasses led by Broadway performers, visit world-class art museums, see four Broadway shows, tour historic performing arts venues and experience the best in NYC fine dining. This trip will require a selected concentration and participation in the performing arts.

*Senior students will get priority placement on the Chicago and Florida trips, and seniors and juniors will get priority placement on the NYC trip. 

If you have any other questions regarding Minimester travel or other Minimester options, please email Mr. Coby Bird.