Project Term is a 2-3 week term that begins after Memorial Day, after the academic year ends. Project Term provides students hands-on, experiential, project-based learning while adhering to Kensington Woods' academic requirements. Project Term allows students a rich variety of courses to choose from that are difficulty to offer in a small school setting. It also provides opportunities for building stronger relationships between students and staff.
Students choose two intensive electives to take during the term, from the arenas of Humanities, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Fitness. Although courses change from year to year, in the past students have traveled to Mt. Rushmore, Germany and the Appalachian Trail as well as explored numerous museums in Art Exploration, experienced team sports and fitness in Personal Fitness and Team Sports. Other classes include Pure Michigan, where students explored the state of Michigan and Killer Clowns from Outer Space, where students designed, built and launched robots. Additional classes included Experimental Photography, Martial Arts, Introduction to Cooking, Adventure Coast, Board Game Builders, Mystery Science Puppet Theater, Flight Class: Space Edition, Reading Buddy, Creative Writing Workshop, Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse, Immersive Spanish and more.
This is an exciting and academically engaging time of our school year when most schools are shutting down as kids lose their energy for the more formal classes. Our attendance during Project Term is exceptional and motivational as students really want to be here because there is no place else they can get this type of exposure or involvement.
We are always looking for fresh ideas and support for our Project Term classes! If you have an idea or would like to donate time, services or funding to Kensington Woods's Project Term, please contact Jessie Pratt at email@example.com
To read more about classes offered in the past, please browse the course guides below.