Carmel Christian High School Students
Experience A Week “Outside” the Classroom
Teaching children in the Dominican Republic, leading sports camps in Costa Rica, serving meals at the Charlotte Rescue Mission, shopping for foster children at Mosaic Style with Love, participating in a week internship, serving the elderly or lending a hand at Merry Oaks Elementary are “outside” the classroom learning experiences for High School students at Carmel Christian School during J-Term Week. This week allows students to practically live out the mission of CCS and experience what it means to be on mission and make an impact in the world.
“J-Term, or January Term is a special week that offers opportunities for students to participate in mission trips and experiential learning trips,” said Dan Siftar, High School Assistant Principal. “All trips have an element of service, fellowship and learning.”
“We provide an excellent academic experience in the classroom and this week is planned to enhance that learning with real life experiences,” said Dr. Jack Kelley, Associate Head of School. “Fifty students participated in internships which allows students to explore different types of career choices and learning experiences.”
Several students planned an internship at Disney in Orlando learning in their education program at Universal and serving terminally ill families at “give kids the world.” Another group of students planned an internship to the Philippines. Carmel Christian is very intentional about assisting our students in choosing a career that aligns with their God-given talents and gifts.