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The Purpose:

The purpose of the CCHS Impact Term (I-Term) is to enhance student learning by providing additional
spiritual, academic, personal, and leadership experiences outside the traditional classroom in conjunction with the CCS Curricular Program.

The Principles:

  • Knowing their purpose before God, students must discover how God has designed them with unique giftedness and a specific calling. (Purpose before God)
  • Knowing their purpose before God, students must pursue areas of personal interest and abilities to develop their God-given talents, leadership qualities, and creative skills. (Academic Student Outcomes)
  • Achieving educational excellence demands purposeful and strategic pursuit of our God-given purpose in every aspect of the educational process. (Purpose, Key Value: Excellence)
  • Acquiring knowledge, understanding and wisdom means application of God’s truth to every aspect of life through a deliberate instructional discipline process. (Purpose)

Grading for I-Term:

  • Each course will receive one half of a semester credit (.5).
  • As a graduation requirement, each student is required to earn one half (.5) I-Term credit per year.
  • I-Term credits are in addition to, not in place of, other graduation requirements.
  • I-Term grades will be reflected on the third quarter report cards, and are pass/fail.
  • In addition to meeting the instructor’s criteria for passing the class, students must attend all classes during the week to receive credit for the course.
  • I Term is MANDATORY, students must complete this course in order to meet graduation requirements.
  • Students that have administrative approval to not attend one of the established I-Term courses will need to select an I-Term group to be a part of and attend the 6 required training sessions. They will then need to complete the 26 hours of missed on-site time in a CCS approved program (i.e., summer camp, elementary aftercare, etc.).

Training Sessions:

Students will meet with their instructors for 6 training sessions in preparation for the I-Term week. Training sessions will include: developing a Maximum Impact Statement, developing a project outline, completing group assignments, making community contacts, coordinating a timeline, and moving as a team toward implementing the goals of the course. Training days will occur during the half days that have been designated by our district office. Students are required to attend all of the training sessions.

I-Term Mission Trips:

Local Opportunity I-Term Details:

  • The school day: The day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. Some classes may be academic in nature with homework and class preparation required outside of class. Other classes may be practical in nature and involve hands-on participation. Students must check course descriptions carefully to be familiar with individual class expectations.
  • Class fees: The class fees that are assessed are to cover cost of supplies or materials for each project. Transportation costs are covered in the class fees, and students must provide their own lunches daily, unless instructed otherwise.
  • Registration: Registration for I-Term will be handled systematically, with preference given to seniors first, juniors second, sophomores and freshmen are last. All students are expected to select three preferences in case particular classes are full.  I-Term promises to be an exciting time for all involved. Please feel free to call the school office with questions (253) 445-9706 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.