Experiential Education

Winterim

WHAT IS WINTERIM?
Dawson's Winterim is an experiential learning program that provides K-12 students an opportunity to dive deeply into a special topic, culture, or activity. It is a way to cultivate a current passion or 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 many fun team-building and science-based activities.

* Grades 7-12 explore various educational options outside 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 school's mission 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.


DAWSON WINTERIM 2022-23 TIMELINE- GRADES 7-12

Monday, October 17, 8:00 a.m. - October 18, 8:00 p.m.
Online Winterim registration- All students must be registered by a parent or guardian.

The first week of November: Families will be notified of their Winterim via the email entered for their Winterim account.

March 15-17 and March 20-24: Winterim for grades 9-12. (Possible weekend travel March 17-18 and March 25-26).

Monday, March 20 - Friday, March 24:
Winterim week for grades 7-8.

* 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 2023.
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 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 get in touch with Ms. Barker for the petition form and to discuss your idea. Applications need to be submitted by October 15. 

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    Melissa Barker 

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

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