Tuesday, October 19:  Winterim catalogs posted online.

Monday, November 8, 8:00 a.m. - November 9, 8:00 p.m.:  Online Winterim registration

Prior to Thanksgiving break: Families will be notified of their Winterim via the email entered for your Winterim account.

March 9-11, and March 14-18: Winterim for grades 9-12. (Possible weekend travel March 12-13 and/or March 19-20).

Monday, March 14 - Friday, March 18:
Winterim week for grades 5-8.
Tuesday, March 29 - Friday, April 1: Winterim week for grades K-4.

* Any student on an overnight Winterim will need to have initiated vaccination before signing up Nov. 8-9, and to be fully vaccinated by winter break.
* For any Winterim requiring passport travel, please check your student's passport and make sure it will not expire before six months after Winterim, or October 2022. If the student needs to renew their passport, please be advised that processing times currently are longer than usual, and you should begin the process as soon as possible.
* We strongly encourage the Dawson college and culture Winterim programs, but do also allow juniors to petition for an independent college visit program to a different part of the country. Juniors and seniors can also petition for a career-oriented internship during Winterim. Please contact Ms. Barker for the petition form and to discuss your idea.

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    Melissa Barker 

    US Science/Director of Experiential Education
    Middlebury College - B.A.
    University of Northern Colorado - M.A.
Dawson's Winterim is an experiential learning program that provides K-12 students an opportunity for a deep dive into a special topic, culture, or activity. It is a way to cultivate a current passion, or to discover a new one, and is one of many experiences that set a Dawson education apart from other schools.

* Students in grades K-4 have special campus activities, guests, and field trips around a theme, such as World Cultures.
* Grades 5-6 travel as a grade to an outdoor education center in Colorado for a myriad of fun team-building and science-based activities.
* Grades 7-12 explore a wide range of educational options outside of the classroom. 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.