Upon return from winter break, Upper School students spend a week in Winterm.
Winterm is an experiential learning program that engages students outside of the traditional classroom and provides exposure to the world beyond Cannon. Winterm challenges students to think critically and practically, to serve others, to embrace experiential learning and to consider their place in the world in which they live.
Our Winterm program is broken into four experiences where students engage with the local community, explore career opportunities and participate in service learning.
- The Freshmen & Sophomore Experience: For their first two years, students participate in hands-on learning experiences which involve our local community. These courses are designed around a love of learning and passion for knowledge.
- The Junior Experience: During their Junior year, students learn professional skills and explore different career options. Students may engage in on or off campus job shadowing and participate in leadership opportunities.
- The Senior Experience: During their Senior year, students engage in a trip where they participate in service learning opportunities.
- Trips and Certifications: Students have the opportunity to engage in domestic trips in which they connect with a wider community. These trips may provide service learning opportunities, certifications, or cultural immersion. This experience is open to students from 9th through 11th grade.
The idea of Winterm is to give faculty and students an opportunity to explore their passions and interests in a setting that promotes engagement and risk-taking. Some important byproducts that result are community building and the infusion of energy to begin the second semester.
It was a really great bonding experience, not just because the daily construction work was a completely unified effort, but also because of the time together in the evenings to play games or just talk and reflect on what we accomplished.
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