About the Upper School Interim Term
Classes On Campus
Upper School Interim Term is a separate curriculum which runs during the first three school weeks in January. The primary purpose is enrichment through experience, affording students opportunities to study in areas and situations unavailable during the regular curriculum. The Kinkaid Upper School faculty design and implement a variety of course offerings and programs involving subjects not offered elsewhere. The courses also provide an opportunity to delve in greater depth into subjects addressed only in survey courses in the regular curriculum.
Students may choose to pursue particular interests during the Interim Term. They are encouraged as well to explore new fields of study and develop new academic interests during this special term.
International Travel (for all grades)
The Interim Term program offers special travel opportunities, usually two touring trips and a homestay program. The academic focus of each trip varies depending on the destination and the activities planned by the trip supervisors. Kinkaid students bear the costs of these experiences, including transportation, accommodations, meals, and tour guides. The homestay offering is less expensive because touring is limited; however, Kinkaid students must pay for their transportation to the homestay program as well as fees for their courses and room and board with a host family.
Career Development (for seniors only)
During senior year, seniors have the option during interim term to explore career development. This course offers seniors an opportunity through an individually structured three-week internship to explore potential career inclinations. Through workday exposure to the organizational world of making a living—coupled with related reading and research—student interns reinforce skills such as leadership, accountability, analysis, and planning. Internships span a broad spectrum of industry. Though the majority of students remain in Houston, some assume interesting national or international responsibilities. Click here for more information on the Career Development program.