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