A highly anticipated, weeklong experiential learning program that provides seventh through twelfth grade students with the opportunity to explore a wide range of educational options outside of the classroom, Winterim is one of many experiences that set a Dawson education apart from other schools.

With local, domestic and international experiences, Winterim strengthens the regular classroom curriculum by drawing students and teachers into activities and places that help bridge the gap between theory and real life. Faculty-designed programs support the mission of the school by requiring students to stretch themselves in mind, body, and character while exploring their education from an active, experiential perspective that goes beyond the conventional walls of the classroom.
2017 DAWSON WINTERIM TIMELINE

Tuesday, October 4:  Winterim catalog posted online

Wednesday, October 5:  Upper School Winterim Preview (Student Center) and Middle School Winterim Preview (MS Kiva) and Winterim Advisory discussions.

Tuesday, October 11: Deadline if you would like to petition for an Independent Winterim. Contact Melissa Barker, Director of Experiential Education, for the petition application.

Sunday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. - Tuesday, October 18, 8:00 p.m.:  Online Winterim registration

Monday, March 20 - Friday, March 24:  Winterim dates. Please note that many traveling Winterims use the weekend before and after Winterim Week for travel and programming.
ADDITIONAL ONLINE REGISTRATION (OCT. 16-18) INFORMATION

During the three-day signup period, you may register at your convenience; however, all registration must be completed by the 8:00 p.m. deadline on Tuesday, October 18.

The site will lead you through the signup process, which will require entering a credit card number and billing information. An initial charge of $1.00 per family will be charged after the checkout process in order to validate the entered credit card. You will not be able to complete the checkout process until the card is validated.

The online registration system will then place your child in a Winterim using his or her 1) assigned lottery number, 2) his or her prioritized selections that you entered online, and 3) Winterim availability.

The online registration system will notify each family of student(s)' respective Winterim placement the week of October 24 via the email you entered into the registration system. At that time, the full cost of their selected Winterim will be charged to the credit card that was validated.

If your family will not have a credit card for this registration process, please make an appointment with the Business Manager, Michelle Wolf, for Monday, October 17 or Tuesday, October 18 to complete the Winterim registration. Contact Michelle at mwolf@dawsonschool.org or 303.665.6679 x401.

2017 Winterim Forms and Catalogs: Coming Soon

Forms and catalogs for 2017 Winterim experiences will be coming soon.

A generous endowed gift from the BACCA Foundation will provide financial assistance for qualifying seventh and eighth grade students to participate in out-of-state and out-of-country Winterim trips For more information, call Dawson Admissions, 303.665.6679 x404.

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  • Melissa Barker 

    US Science/Director of Experiential Education
    Middlebury College - B.A.
    University of Northern Colorado - M.A.