The 2018 J-term dates are January 3-18. Normal school hours apply to on-campus programs. J-term concludes on Thursday evening, 18 January, with our Beyond the Books Showcase, where highlights of each course will be shared. All parents are encouraged to attend.
Every afternoon from 12:30-3:30 students will be engaged in a focused course that is specific to each grade level. The students will be learning about their subject through fun projects, various artistic mediums, technology, and field trips. Each day there will be an opening and closing ceremony where students can display what they have been learning with their peers.
Pre-Kites – Winter Olympics
Our youngest students will learn about the different events in the Winter Olympics, participate in activities, crafts, games and competitions, as well as learn about teamwork, sportsmanship, practicing to improve skills and honoring God through it all.
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade – Focus on author studies
Snacks, Crafts, Projects, Drama, Field Trips all focused on the love of reading. Our author studies include: Eric Carle, Mo Willems, Laura Numeroff, Roald Dahl and Beatrix Potter.
Exploring and building simple machines with LEGO Education kits. Students will create and discover how the world around them works and gain a basic understanding of physics.
4th Grade- KICS Gets Down to Business
Students in fourth grade will be exploring the innerworkings of a starting a business by creating a simulated company.
5th Grade- Discovering personal leadership
Students will be introduced to the basics of leadership and will investigate their strengths. Students will learn about team building in a culmination of fun tasks while camping for 3 days.
Scope of Secondary J-Term Courses:
Rwandan Language and Culture
Muraho! Come and learn more about the beautiful Land of a Thousand Hills. In this class, you will dig deep into Rwandan language and culture. You will have the opportunity to expand upon your Kinyarwanda skills at an individualized pace based on your current level. You will also learn more about Rwandan customs, culture, and traditions through dance, art, food, and storytelling. Murakaza neza! (Grades 6-12, 0.5 credit)
Practice your outdoor skills and appreciate God’s creation by learning about tracking animals, spotting birds, building shelters, fixing wounds, defending yourself, and anything else you need to thrive in the hills of Rwanda. You will get to put your skills to the test by hiking a portion of the Congo-Nile Trail. (Grades 6-8, 0.5 credit)
Learn digital drawing, how to make webpages, and more advanced topics like cryptography and algorithms. You will learn the basics of computer programming at your own pace. (Grades 6-12, 0.5 credit)
Come learn from highly trained and skilled professionals as you explore the entire film process, from story-boarding, viewing, film genres, software editing, green screens, and more. Collaborate with a team to produce a short film, which will be featured at the first annual KICS Film Festival. (Grades 6-8, 0.5 credit)
Fab Lab Rwanda
Through the use of Rwanda’s first digital fabrication lab and led by faculty from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Fab Lab joins design and production through the use of computer design software and 3D Printing. (Grades 9-12, 0.5 credit)
College Tour U.S.A.
Preparing students for the future is as the heart of the KICS secondary program. Each year, we take steps toward equipping students more in the area of college preparation. For this J-term, we are launching a university visit to the United States for all grade 11 students. Students will get a sense of life on a college campus in North America and get a real glimpse of what it will take to be a prepared and successful college student. (Grades 11-12, 0.5 credit)