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Regional Gatherings


As Joseph Campbell often reminded us, the meaning of life is found through the visceral experience of being alive. Sometimes, however, it takes a bit of planning to make these experiences happen. That’s where we come in!
Throughout the year, we offer CMASAS students a wide range of regional gatherings located throughout the United States. While locations change every year, our most recent gatherings have taken place in New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Oahu, Hawaii to name a few.
These are simple and casual gatherings where CMASAS students get together to meet and explore the local area. Each regional gathering is personalized and based on student interests and local attractions.
If you have an idea of where you’d like a regional gathering to be held, please let your PEC know. 
For more thoughts on socialization in online school, take a look Socialization in Online Schools blog where we discuss the topic.


October 6, 2018 - Portland, Oregon

The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful place to visit in the Fall. CMASAS students, staff, and families gathered at Bella Organic Farm to enjoy the pumpkin patch and corn maze while drinking some apple cider! You can learn more information and register for the Portland regional gathering here.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

CMASAS staff, students, and families had a great time at the Asbury Park Boardwalk to celebrate the end of summer. After a day of good food, activities, and shopping, students gathered for a bonfire that evening.

San Diego, California

Our annual NHS induction ceremony and senior graduation take place in beautiful San Diego.  All students and families are invited to attend this annual event to experience the specialness of those who attend the graduation ceremony to celebrate their accomplishment.  It is also a great time to meet many of our staff who choose to attend each.

Knoxville, Tennessee 


Portland, Oregon

What better way to experience the beautiful fall colors than with fellow classmates in Portland, Oregon at a world famous corn maze and pumpkin patch? Yes, it was cold, but after roaming the huge maze for what seemed like hours, enjoying lunch at the picnic tables and going pumpkin hunting in their pumpkin fields, it felt more like a warm summer day reflecting back on meeting parents and students in such a unique setting.



CMASAS students explored the ancient city of Ayutthaya, rode boats through the canals, and tasted quite possibly the most delicious food in the world. 

New York City

Students from all over met to explore the Museum of Modern Art, sing showtunes with Broadway singers, and ice skate in the snow at Bryant Park. Oh, and yes!, hot chocolate was definitely on the menu.


Washington, D.C.

Led by PEC, Kimberly McEachen, students met up to experience the famous landmarks in D.C., including the Washington Monument, the Botanical Gardens, and the Smithsonian. The image below was created by one of the students on the trip!