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Experiential Learning


Class Day — Within the first week of the school year, we take a day off from academics in the classroom for service and community building within students' respective classes. Freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors spend the morning volunteering for community non-profits including Habitat for Humanity, Friends of Pathways, the Animal Adoption Center, NOLS and others. 

Fall Trips — Students and faculty head out into the wide world backpacking, biking, canoeing and sightseeing. These multi-day, small-group experiences include team-building across grades and open students' eyes to all that Jackson Hole and the surrounding areas have to offer. Examples of Fall Trips from year's past include:
Craters of the Moon
Bike Around the Rock
Local Teton History
Canoeing the Teton River

Minimester — Students work in small groups with local experts for three day courses. Designed and overseen by JHCS and guest faculty, these brief but intensive courses enrich curricula and help students acquire new skills and learn about potential career paths. Examples of Minimester's from year's past include:
Creative Writing
Rock Climbing
Glass Blowing
Scrubs: Surgery in Action
Radio Production