Welcome Back to School

Make this school year stand out with Close Up!


The Close Up’s Washington, D.C. back to school program is designed to provide students and teachers with a fun, engaging, and educational journey in and around the nation’s capital. As the nation’s leading civic education organization, we invite you join Close Up this school year!  Whether you are interested in one of our thrilling hands-on trips or want to access rich resources for your classroom and how to teach students to engage in current issues, we have something for you:

  • Experiential Travel Programs: Take part in thrilling, challenging, and unforgettable activities as you breathe in all that Washington has to offer through our back to school programs designed to inspire and empower middle and high school students nationwide.
  • Current Issues Classroom Resources: Unlock hundreds of ready-to-use nonpartisan resources and lesson plans to facilitate meaningful discussions with students about current issues.
  • Professional Development for Educators: Learn how to facilitate meaningful conversations with students in any classroom setting through our cutting-edge PD offered year-round.