A private high school in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, California
Intraterm, one of the most eagerly anticipated programs at College Prep, takes place during the spring semester.
The program offers intensive one-week experiential classes and trips to all College Prep students in a variety of settings. Students choose from special courses, field studies, internships, community service work, and trips. Intraterm encourages personal growth beyond the classroom curriculum. Designed to include intellectual and other appropriate risk-taking opportunities, Intraterm is a welcome and ungraded week during which students stretch academic boundaries and try new activities. Annual participation in Intraterm is a graduation requirement.
Check out the video below from the Moviemaking Intraterm class:
Most courses run from 9:00 am through 3:00 pm. In some cases, instructors hold class in the late afternoon or evening. Between five and seven off-campus trips are usually offered each year. These excursions take students out of the Bay Area, and in certain cases, the country. Some trips may leave a day or two before the Intraterm official start date. Please check the dates and times of all opportunities before applying.
When making trip assignments, the Intraterm Committee gives preference to those students who have not yet experienced trips. However, students who have gone on an Intraterm trip will not necessarily be excluded from going on future trips.
Parents are charged for courses that cost more than $250/student. College Prep works hard to ensure that the school offers a wide variety of Intraterm opportunities and a majority require no fee. Financial aid is available to qualifying students.
Intraterm is a graduation requirement and all students are expected to participate fully. Attendance expectations and school rules apply. Students may petition in their junior year to substitute a college trip/tour for that year's Intraterm.