6th Grade Trip Once a year, we invite all AIS Grade 6 students for a three-day overnight retreat. The purpose of this retreat is to give our students a space to re-connect and re-engage with the meaning and purpose of their education and personal development. The Student Retreat offers them a space to discuss their challenges and share their triumphs as well as prepare them for transition into Secondary School. Together, they brainstorm about independent studies, new approaches to handling standardized test stress, and better ways to connect school to their real lives. These weekends are ridiculously fun and inspiring beyond words. Students return home re-energized about learning and re-committed to their own education and personal development.