Mini-Term

Mini-Terms are one of the most exciting opportunities offered at GMS. At three different points in the year, our high school students participate in classes that are not traditional academic offerings. The classes change  every year and reflect both student interest and faculty expertise and include hands-on, active, and creative learning activities. Field trips are often a part of the experience.

Opportunities are provided for students to identify and develop their God-given abilities, passions, and gifts for the sake of God’s glory.

 

10 Years of Mini-term classes

In 2011 GMS held it's first J-Term Classes. At that time, J-Term was held for 2 weeks in January, soon after Christmas vacation. In 2018 we moved from "J-Term" to "Mini-Terms", a similar idea but with classes held 3 times per year for 2-3 days each session. The following is a list of courses that we have held over the past 10 years:

 

2011 

  • Local Missions

  • Wilderness to Megalopolis: The Growth of the Coastal US from Colonial Times to the Present

  • Art

  • Job Shadowing

  • Life Long Sports

  • Music Theory

  • SAT Prep - Verbal & Math

  • Drama

  • Worship Team

  • Reading for Life

  • Science Fair Project Development

2012 

  • Worship Team

  • Photography

  • Wilderness to Megalopolis II (History of Eastern Seaboard)

  • Cooking

  • SAT Prep

  • Shakespearean Drama

  • Sports for Life

  • Art

  • Missions Trip to Haiti

2013 

  • Fitness & Nutrition 

  • Camping/Hiking (Boys)

  • Hiking/Wilderness (Girls)

  • Job Shadowing

  • Archery

  • Lit Circles

  • Graphic Design

  • Art

  • Cake Decorating

  • DE Agriculture

  • Golf

  • Missions in Guatemala

2014 

  • Photography

  • Drawing

  • Music Composition

  • Creative Writing

  • Model Rocketry

  • Drama

  • 8 Days Around the World (Culture)

  • Auto Shop

  • Job Exploration

  • Job Shadowing

  • Basketball/Mission Trip - Kentucky

  • Spelunking/Wilderness Trip – Virginia

 

2015 Classes

  • Science Fair - Start to Finish                                        

  • Learn a Language in 8 Days                                        

  • Sabrematics - Baseball Stats 101                                 

  • Art                                                              

  • Drama Production                                      

  • Conspiracy Theories                                  

  • Ethnic Cuisine                                              

  • Learn to Be a Critic - A Movie a Day          

  • Sports                                                         

  • Auto Service                                                

  • Health & Fitness (ladies only)                      

  • Costa Rica Mission Exploration Trip          

2016 

  • Yearbook

  • Art

  • GPS (Geocaching and Mini-Boat Building)

  • Photography

  • Film Critics

  • Cake Decorating

  • Auto Mechanics

  • Spring Drama

2017 

  • Graphic Design

  • Cake and Bread Baking

  • Stratomatic

  • Spring Drama Production

  • Sociopaths, Sadists, and Serial Killers

  • Archery, Bowling, and Golf

  • Film and Photography

  • Auto Mechanics

  • Job Shadowing

2017-2018 

        October

  • Bicycle Trip

  • Board Games

  • Golf

  • SAT Prep

  • World War II History

        November

  • Art

  • Camping in West Virginia

  • Graphic Design

  • ACSI Leadership Conference

  • Rugby

  • January

  • Basketball Tournament

  • College Visits Trip

  • Yearbook

  • Photography

  • Job Shadowing

2018-2019 

          May

  • College Visits Trip

  • Movie Critics

  • Local Biking Trip

  • Auto Mechanics

  • Community Service

  • Internships

          November

  • ACSI National High School Leadership Conference

  • Adulting 101

  • Art

  • Clock Making

  • Conspiracy Theories

  • Music Genres

  • Photography

  • Play

  • Rugby

  • Strat-O-Matic Baseball

2019 

  • ACSI Student Leadership Conference

  • French 

  • Art 

  • Logo Design

  • Shed Building

  • Weird History 

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(302) 349-4131

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12802 Mennonite School Rd.

Greenwood, DE 19950

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