January Term


At Elgin Academy, you’ll hear students and faculty talking about January Term or J Term. They mean the same thing: a month set aside for Upper School students to engage in one of a variety of activities. Students see January as an interlude between 1st and 2nd semesters, a time to expand their intellectual and geographic horizons by taking a study/travel course or test drive a career with an internship.

For January Term policies, the course selection process and the payment schedule for courses with fees, view the 2020 January Term Curriculum Guide.


2020 January Term