J-Term is a distinctive educational experience providing students with in-depth, experiential learning in a particular area of interest. Supplementing the annual two semesters of traditional education, J-Term adds to an excellent education at WSCA that is truly comprehensive and designed to assist students’ discernment of God’s overall plan and purpose for their lives.
EDUCATIONAL experiences beyond the classroom
J-Term Courses include a wide variety of practical topics such as Intro to Weight Training, Evolve Youth Trade Academy, Self Defense for Girls, Rock Climbing, Physics in the Movies, Introduction to Medical Research, Theatrical Performance, and more. Most courses are specifically designed to introduce students to potential future careers in an engaging manner.
Juniors and seniors in good academic and behavioral standing may apply to participate in a J-Term internship. These experiences allow a student to job-shadow a professional in a chosen career field. If students have difficulty securing an internship host, they may work with the school counselor on an individual basis.
"Because I hope to major in Disaster Relief, I was able to travel to Kentucky to help with Flood Relief in the small town of Jackson. I was able to work in a young couple's house with installing paneling on the walls. I had the privilege of meeting new people that love the Lord as much as I do. This internship allowed me to get a better understanding of what crisis management is all about and how I can help people restart their lives after a disaster."
- Matthias '24
"I was an intern with the West Shore Regional Police Department. I enjoyed observing the day to day duties of a police officer. We went on patrol, went to court hearings and transported prisoners. Police officers do a lot to protect and serve their local communities. I like how surrounding police departments and constables work together to get the job done."
- Jordan '23
"During my internship week with Gannett Fleming, I got to visit their local office as well as travel to Newark and Philadelphia to visit their other offices. I enjoyed seeing what structural engineers do in a daily routine. I got to sit in meetings and hear engineers talk about solving problems with bridges and renovating an old train station which was very interesting. This internship helped me learn about this career choice and I enjoyed the conversations with my supervisor and his colleagues so that I could find out more about going to school for engineering."
- Noah '24
Elementary students enjoy special interactive programs during J-Term from local organizations such as the Popcorn Players and Zoo America.