J-Term

Our J-Term is a vital part of our vision for students. By encountering other cultures and having experiences beyond the classroom student interest in learning becomes more real. Likewise, our internship program is designed to connect student learning with professional interests.

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Overview

January Term is an annual two-week experience after Christmas break that offers students unique educational opportunities through classesinternships, and trips that include:

  • Reflections on faith and learning
  • Aesthetic or kinesthetic learning
  • Application of academic principles
  • Student collaboration
  • Interdisciplinary exploration
  • Creative problem solving
  • Contemplative and specialized study

Our J-Term is designed to create a long-term love for learning by helping students make contact with the intrinsic value of knowledge. J-Term exists at Covenant to combat the pervading utilitarian view of education that dampens the spirit of discovery. Through specialized interdisciplinary classes, students will encounter the beautiful interconnectedness of ideas, facts, and theories. For many, J-term becomes a way of discovering passions that awaken other areas of scholarship and life.

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Internships

J-term is a great opportunity for students to experience different vocational settings and to explore areas where they may feel called before making decisions about colleges and training. Students are also given the chance to represent Covenant Christian High School in the larger community. Our desire is that each of our upperclassmen would take full advantage of this great opportunity. Students are encouraged to dream big and pursue internships anywhere in the country.

Trips

Juniors and Seniors have exciting opportunities to travel either domestically or internationally. These unique learning experiences are not replicable in the traditional classroom. J-Term trips are conceptualized, created, and offered by our faculty, staff and other members of our community.

Atlanta – Passion  Conference with Follow-Up Class)

California – Reading Steinbeck in Steinbeck Country

Chicago – Art, Theatre, History & Culture

Chicago, Grand Canyon, Los Angeles – “Planes, Trains, and Vans” West Coast College Tour

Gatlinburg – Spiritual discoveries and disaster relief in the Smokies

Grand Canyon, Zion, & Bryce –  Spiritual Depth in the Grand Canyon

Houston – Hurricane Harvey Relief & Texas History

Montana – Tackling Moral Relativism in Big Sky Country

East Africa – Tanzania, Kenya

Brazil – Soccer Mission through the Jesus Project

Costa Rica – Personal Fitness  & Language Immersion (Quepos & Manuel Antonio)

Cuba – Sports Outreach Partnership with SportQuest

England – Sketching (London, Oxford, Bath)

England – Mythology and History: A Study of English Literary Greats (London)

England & France – “A Tale of Two Cities” Tour  (London  & Paris)

England & France – “A Journey through the Wardrobe” (London, Oxford, Canterbury, Paris)

Israel – Bible History Exploration

Mexico – Medical, Outreach, and Construction Missions (Tijuana & Piedras Negras)

Mexico – Lincoln School Exchange Program (Guadalajara)

Nicaragua – Mission & Cultural Immersion  w/ Scott & Bethany (Owen, ’05)  McEwan  &  Kurtis and Carrie (Bobbitt, ’08) Moss (Leon)

Peru – Inca History & Culture (Cuzco & Machu Picchu)
Portugal – Duas Semanas em Portugal (Lisbon, Sintra, Serra, Mafra)

Spain – Adventures in Iberia (Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona, Barcelona)

Spain – Europa International School 3-Week Exchange (Seville)

Spain – Language & Culture Immersion (Seville)

Spain – “The Last Great Country Left” (Pamplona, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Madrid)

Spain – Spanish History Tour (Madrid, Toledo, San Lorenzo, Segovia, Barcelona, Montserrat)

Classes

J-Term exists at Covenant to combat the pervading utilitarian view of education that dampens the spirit of discovery. Through specialized interdisciplinary classes, students will encounter the beautiful interconnectedness of ideas, facts, and theories. It is a way for students to discover their passions that will awaken their vision for service and leadership.   

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