January Term

January Term (J-Term) is a two-week concentrated program including academic and creative courses. J-Term is an interim between the first and second semesters for high school. It is a time for students to explore new classes beyond the standard college-prep and advanced placement curriculum. Students take two three-hour block classes or complete a career specific internship, earning graduation credit that will appear on their high school transcripts so they are evident to prospective colleges and universities. At the close of J-Term, the high school campus visits the Santa Cruz mountains for team-building exercises, discipleship, and community enriching experiences. 

The primary objectives of J-Term are to encourage new relationships and student engagement in specialized and concentrated study, preferably in an area of interest. As registration occurs we will consider elements of class dynamic in order to serve the school objectives for this program. Also, very popular courses have more requests than can be met. Occasionally, a student may be asked to make additional courses after the regular sign-up date. Ultimately, we will make course assignments that we believe serve school objectives best. This means that we will not be able to accommodate every student's initial choices every time and will not be able to make changes to student schedules once J-Term course scheduling is over.

Access: 2019 Course Catalog

Please click on the catalog above for detailed descriptions of each J-Term course, and select a title below to view the corresponding video.


Morning 2019 J-Term Classes
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bringing Back the Natives


College Cooking 101

Metal Working

Psychology: Study of Human Behavior

Always Loved: Discipleship (Girls)

Inside Science Fiction (Star Trek)

DIY - Put a Pin in It

Life Skills 411

Strength Finders

Traditional Chinese - Language of God?

Photography: From Auto to Awesome

Intermediate Programming with C/C++

The Swing of Things: Into to Swing Dancing


Afternoon 2019 J-Term Classes
11:50 AM - 2:50 PM

Exploring the World of Noodles

Athletics Administration

Techinical Arts of the Stage

Modern Art: Reaction, Rejection, and Reconciliation


Capturing Memories: Yearbook

Missio Dei


Poetry and Painting

Congos to Bongos: Hand Drums

Always Loved: Discipleship (Boys)

Dixie Intensive

Electronic Circuit Design

Loom Bead Weaving