This month, The Westminster Schools introduces JanTerm—an intensive, three-week course of study that allows Upper School students to focus on a single topic in great depth and at an accelerated pace.

This immersive learning experience will offer unique, hands-on experiences in the classroom as well as off-campus field trips and opportunities for overnight travel. JanTerm courses will aim to provide engaging, experiential and project-based opportunities for students in a variety of subject areas.

JanTerm courses, which take place through Jan. 23, come from all disciplines, are graded and can help fulfill graduation requirements. The average class size is 18 students with two team teachers, but class size will vary from 12 to 24 students. All Upper School students are required to enroll in a JanTerm course.

A few JanTerm course offerings include: “Appalachia: History, Music and Culture;” “Behind the Scenes: Theater, Film and Television in Atlanta;” “Biomechanics and Sports Medicine;” “Ecology and the Culture of the Georgia Coast;” “Electronic Fashion: e-textiles and Wearable Computers;” “If You Build It: Designing Stadiums for Communities;” “Shakespeare and Music;” and more.