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Similar to many January term programs offered in colleges across the country, C/A's J-Term offers our students a concentrated period of enrichment through project-based learning. It is traditionally scheduled for the two weeks following Winter Break, providing students with a unique, exciting way to re-enter the school year. 

Students select from a wide variety of exciting areas of inquiry and learning, wherein they study specific topics in depth.

The student-centered learning nature of J-Term projects puts significant emphasis on creativity and higher-order analytical thinking. Through self-discovery, students gain perspectives and knowledge.

View a sampling of the projects undertaken by our students during the 2020 J-Term.

J-Term projects offered in 2019 included:

  • Hamilton
  • Renewable Energy
  • Forensics
  • Aventuras con Alebrijes (Click HERE to view the video of students creating their creatures)
  • Podcasting (Click HERE to check out Commonwealth's Podcademy!)
  • Yearbook
  • Rube Goldberg (Click HERE to view videos of how our students' inventions worked)
  • Humanities 10
  • First Aid
  • Mindfulness
  • Immigration
  • El Turista
  • Speech & Debate
  • Aerodynamics
  • Basketball
  • Senior Seminar