Close Up

The Close Up club travels to Washington D.C. and spends a week exploring our nation's capitol, meeting with our nationally elected officials and debating topics with students from around our nation. Washington High School works in partnership with the Close Up Foundation in order to offer students this once in a lifetime opportunity. The Close Up Foundation has been the nation’s leading civic education provider since 1971. In that time, Close Up has made it their mission to educate, inspire, and empower individuals to become active citizens in our democracy. Each year Close Up hosts over 250,000 students representing more than 15,000 schools from across our nation. If you would like more information on the trip to Washington D.C. please contact Mr. Darrow at [email protected] or visit the Close Up Foundation web site at