From January 9 through January 19, Cathedral students will take a break from their usual classes and immerse themselves in a single subject of their choosing.  January Term, or J-Term, will offer our students the ability to explore curiosities and allow for some balance and time to explore things that they may be interested in learning at a deeper level.  This time will also give our students opportunities to immerse themselves in hands-on experiences of applied learning and unconventional teaching that they might not be able to have during the regular school year. We will ignite passions, help direct our students to explore aspirations and interests, and also give some time for our students to be able to breathe. This will also provide our teachers the opportunity to share their unique gifts and talents apart from the subjects they teach at Cathedral.  J-Term classes will be on student transcripts and are a requirement for graduation. However, J-Term will not impact a student's GPA.

*Please note there may be slight adjustments to some of the courses over the next several weeks.*

Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores have the opportunity to sign up for two four-day courses or one eight-day course. Session 1 runs January 9-12 and Session 2 will be held January 16-19. Please note that the students' first pick is not guaranteed as most classes will be capped.

All freshmen will have a designated Freshman J-Term that will offer a broad spectrum of experiences. No registration is required for freshmen.


J-Term 2024

  • Week 1 - Tuesday, January 9th to Friday, January 12th*  
  • Week 2 - Tuesday, January 16th to Friday, January 19th*
  • Full Session (both weeks) - Tuesday, January 9th to Friday January 19th*
  • *No School Monday, January 8th for Educator Prep Day
  • *No School Monday, January 15th for MLK Day
  • Before school bus transportation will occur at the regular times and locations. In the afternoon, busses will leave Cathedral at 2:30pm.

J-Term FAQs

J-Term Courses