Project Term is a three-week term that begins at the end of May, after 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, Greener Livingston, Creative Writing Workshop and more. To read more about classes offered, please browse the course guides from past years at the right.
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.
Often Project Term classes require funding to complete their objectives. If you would like to donate time, services or funding to KWHS's Project Term, please contact Jim Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn about the 2008 Project Term trip to Germany, click here.