J-Term at Avenues
J-Term is a twice-yearly opportunity–in January and June–for students across Avenues campuses to come together to develop the knowledge, skills and mindsets needed to become a future world-wise leader. During these two mini-terms, Avenues campuses around the world offer a range of immersive and expansive learning experiences for students from toddler through 12th grade.
Five campuses, myriad possibilities
Introduced in 2023, J-Term is the latest and most concrete manifestation yet of our commitment to operating as one school with many campuses. From toddler to 12th grade, in New York, Silicon Valley, São Paulo, Shenzhen, or Online, J-Terms offer all Avenues students a choice of transformative, world-focused learning experiences.
A student might participate in J-Term’s signature programs at their home campus or with their peers overseas as part of campus exchange. Signature programs include Co.Lab (Community Lab), an experiential service learning program; Leadership Lab, a personal development course; and Window to The World (for students in grades nursery through kindergarten), an interdisciplinary project-based study on a common global theme.
Students in grades 6 and above have the option to study abroad. Global Journeys programs allow students to experience the world from a new perspective, immerse themselves in another culture and further their language skills through authentic community engagement. Examples of 2023 programs include an exploration of indigenous wisdom in Bolivia and an investigation into trade and development in Indonesia.
Students in grades 6–11 who are currently enrolled in specialized programs such as the Avenues Institute for Advanced Mathematics, Mastery, or the Seedbank student incubator, may choose to spend J-Term focused on those pursuits. Those passionate about music, the visual arts, or drama, can opt in to a special program and use J-Term to take their artistic practice to the next level.
J-Term by numbers
Annual J-Terms, in January and June
Campuses around the world
Global destinations for study abroad
Upper Division Co.Lab programs
Specialized programs in the arts
Inaugural global artist in residence, Jon Lomberg
“I’m having a lot of fun in J-Term. Studying at Avenues Online, the interaction I have with my classmates is usually through the screen. That is good and fun, but there’s also a different energy when you’re in-person with everybody else.”
Aryan, grade 12, Avenues Online, who spent J-Term at Avenues Silicon Valley
“The hikes have put me out of my comfort zone. We’re pushing each other, and keeping each other accountable.”
Caia, grade 10, Avenues New York, who spent J-Term in Costa Rica with Global Journeys
“This J-Term, I’m making clothes for my peers and other students. J-Term is the only thing that’s given me time and space to pursue this project, because I could never do this in normal classes.”
Arthur, grade 11, Avenues New York, who spent J-Term working on a Mastery project