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 First & Second Year 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 a passion for knowledge.
- The Junior Experience: During the Junior year, students learn professional skills and explore career options. Students may engage in on-or off-campus job shadowing and participate in leadership opportunities.
- Trips and Certifications: Students will have the opportunity to engage in domestic and international 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.
Winterm 2023 will occur January 3 - 6.
The online registration period will begin on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.
For details and offerings, please refer to the Winterm Course Catalog.
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.
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