Explore and Learn!
Our goal with J-Term is to give our students opportunities to be challenged academically, professionally, and experimentally.
J-Term is a two-week abbreviated semester in January where students have the opportunity to participate in exploratory and experiential learning opportunities. These opportunities are available to students through J-Term courses, internships, and trips. J-Term provides a scope for students to explore new areas of study, experience new places and skills, and serve their school and community, all while developing a deeper and more meaningful sense of community between their teachers and peers. J-Term challenges students to explore both traditional and non-traditional areas of study to further our school mission of students reaching their potential and impacting their culture.
J-Term courses provide students with opportunities to experience new passions and areas of studies. It also allows students the opportunities to see what their teachers are passionate about outside of the classroom. The J-Term Course Catalog is comprised of courses designed to either align with the Academies or be exploratory in nature. Courses are offered as full or half day sessions.
Our goal in J-Term is to provide students with travel opportunities (either educational or exploratory). These trips could be local, domestic, or international, and would be coordinated by the faculty sponsor overseeing the trip.
All students are required to complete an internship during either their Junior or Senior J-Term. The internship allows students the opportunity to experience a professional work environment in an area they are interested in pursuing as a career. The internship process provides connections for the students that could lead to future internships or career opportunities.
Bass Fishing alone is more than a $16 billion industry. In our J-Term course, students learn the business side of the fishing industry, while also spending an ample amount of time on nearby lakes learning fishing techniques.
Nicholas shares the impact his J-Term course had on his future as an entrepreneur and his plans to take a business idea to make an impact across the globe.
Grant talks through his Christian Leadership J-Term and how he drew closer to God by hearing men and women share their experience of faith in the workplace.
Landen opens up about his J-Term internship with the Shawn Buchan Realty Group and how his experience landed him a job and is guiding his potential career path.
"Our goal with J-Term is to give our students opportunities to be challenged academically, professionally, and experimentally. We have had students come to us and say they have chosen their career path because of what they experienced through this week, so we are going to continue to expand our course offerings and make sure we do everything we can to set our students up for success."