Minimester takes place during the week prior to Spring Break (March 9- 13, 2020) and offers a highly participatory service-learning experience that is intensive, hands-on and authentic. Minimester offerings serve as an extension of our academic program, helping students to establish essential links between what is learned in the classroom to the world in which they have been called to serve. As a result, students experience multi-dimensional change including investigative inquiry skills, positive attitudes toward learning, increased civic engagement, leadership competencies, and spiritual development. Participation in Minimester is mandadory. Upon completion, students will be evaluated by the lead instructor and receive either a PASS or FAIL grade, which will be listed on their permanent transcript. A follow-up reflection assignment will be afforded to document both personal experience and learning. Registration will take place from September 16-27.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Upper School Office at 561-354-1923.

(I understand that by submitting my electronic signature, my JCS family account will be invoiced in three equal installments which will be reflected on my November, December and January statement for any Minimester over $300. I also acknowledge that my Minimester trip must be paid in full on or before February 15, 2020.) ​​​
If you were offered the opportunity, would you be willing to commit to a Bahamas Mission Trip for Minimester? It would be 5 days, building houses, manual labor, possible sports camp, child play, cost $1800. Leader TBD. If there is enough interest we may try to create a trip for Minimester. Until we have the survey results, please proceed with selecting your first choice of the trips below and pay your deposit.​​

12th Grade Independent Service-Learning

Provided for students to demonstrate the culmination of their academic learning and servant leadership abilities by partnering with a local non-profit of their choice and implementing a solution to a need in the community. Seniors my work individually, in pairs, or groups of three. All travel, location and site supervisor arrangements will be coordinated by the student(s) and approved through Mrs. Flesch. Important: Non-profit site location mus be identified and submitted to Mrs. Flesch no later than 10/1. Additional communication and paperwork will follow in September. 


March 9-13
Cost: Varies by Location/ Deposit: $25
Led by: Mrs. Flesch
Student Cap: 25

11th Grade Independent Immersion
The Independent immersion service-learning track is designed for students who desire to tailor this wee of experiential learning to their interests by partnering with a local non-profit of their choice. Can work individually or in pairs. All travel, location, and site supervisor arrangements will be coordinated by the student(s) and approved through Mrs. Flesch. Important: Non-profit site location must be identified and submitted no later than 11/1. Contact Mrs. Flesch directly for a list of non-profits that have been used by JCS students in the past. Additional communication and paperwork will follow in September.
March 9-13
Cost: Varies by Location/Deposit $25
Led by Mrs. Flesch
Student Cap 20