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Gradventure Tickets on Sale Soon: On May 5, 2023. Universal will close the park to the public and re-open from 4pm to midnight just for 8th grade students from all over the state. Gradventure students and chaperones will be able to enjoy all the attractions at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.  We will be departing school around 1pm to minimize lost class time.  The cost this year will be $155.00. This price includes the park ticket, a meal ticket (for dinner), bus transportation, and a Gradventure shirt.  All participating students will be required to wear this shirt as Gradventure dress code. No food or beverages will be allowed on the buses. A deposit of $78.00 is due the week of February 6th-10th with your permission slip, refund acknowledgement letter and a notarized (DeLaura will not be able to notarize forms) Out of County Travel form to hold your place.  The deposit is non-refundable. You may pay the entire trip at this time or pay the remaining $77 during the week of April 3rd-6th. Payments will only be accepted from 8:30-9:25 in the cafe during the designated weeks. Payments may be in cash or checks made out to DeLaura Middle School with the memo line reading “Gradventure and student’s name”.  We will not take your payment without your forms.

Any student who receives an Out of School Suspension or two In-school suspensions during the 2nd Semester (up until May 5, 2023)  will not be eligible to participate. 

We anticipate having enough staff to chaperone this event. However, if you are interested in chaperoning and we find ourselves in need of more, we would appreciate it if you would put your name and phone number on your child’s permission slip. All chaperones must be a registered volunteer. Upon return of all buses at approximately 1:00am, parents will pick up their children in the DeLaura parking lot. We will continue to send out information as the event gets closer and deadlines approach. 

These THREE forms must be signed and returned:


  1. Medical Release Form (Must be Notarized) 

  1. Field Trip Form