Program Description

  • Close-up is a program designed to help students learn more about the United States Government and capital.   In just eight days on Close Up’s Washington DC and New York City High School Program, you will learn more than you ever thought possible, achieve more than you ever thought you could, and have more fun than we could ever explain! During our fast-paced, interactive programs in the nation’s capital, you will take part in exciting, challenging, and unforgettable activities as you breathe in all that Washington has to offer. From visits to the famous sites of Washington to meetings with government officials, Close Up not only allows you to see your government, but to experience your government.” To learn more visit

    As a group we will do many fundraisers  (mostly selling concessions at the Fargo dome events) to help pay for the trip.  All students in 11-12 grade are invited to participate.

Meet the Advisor



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Melisa Toepke-Peterson