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We've compiled a list of commonly asked NextTerm questions and answers, but please feel free to reach out to the program coordinators if you don't see your question on this list.
Who participates?
All Upper School underclassmen participate in NextTerm. Middle School students enjoy a condensed intensive program each January called X-Day. Seniors propose and create individual Capstone experiences each May, though some may apply to be teaching assistants on NextTerm courses.  
Will this course go on my student’s transcript?
Yes, all NextTerm courses are graded, semester credit, intensive courses that will appear on each student's transcript (similar to a summer course).
How will colleges view NextTerm?
An additional motivation in the development of NextTerm was to help Hun students distinguish themselves in the college process. How many high school graduates will have credited classes that offer these types of internships, immersive experiences, and the creation of real-world products, not to mention the reflective opportunities for college essays? 
How is NextTerm graded?
NextTerm courses have assessments like any other course. All students will produce a cumulative project, reflective of their experience and acquired knowledge. They will also have a platform to share their work with experts in the field and the larger Hun School community. NextExpo, a community exhibit of NextTerm projects, takes place for two days each June.  
Is there an added cost?
The freshmen experience, NextMetro, and the majority of the local NextTerm courses are covered by each  family’s tuition commitment. Domestic NextTerm courses that require air travel, such as Walking in MLK’s Footsteps (Alabama), Migration and American Identity (Arizona),The Road to 270 (Washington, D.C.), A View of the Other, Life Among Native Americans (Arizona), and Open Spaces: A National Park Experience (Nevada) have a $350 travel fee. International NextTerm courses, such as Castles Made of Sand (Ghana), and Can You Hear Me Now (France) carry a travel fee that is equivalent to 50% of the cost of the trip or $2,500. 
 
Students who currently receive financial aid are eligible for commensurate grants for NextTerm. 
What about AP courses, tests?
NextTerm will begin after the AP exams are completed. However, some national tests might still run during travel periods. NextTerm faculty teams issue detailed course syllabi in April. Each student is encouraged to carefully examine his or her syllabus at that time, taking into account the schedule and expectations of the course. Advanced Placement exams will be accommodated however, students will not be excused from course requirements for other conflicts.
Can my student participate in NextTerm and still play a sport or participate in performing arts?
Yes! The program is designed so that most NextTerm courses will support participation in spring athletics, performing arts, etc. Most travel courses will begin their trips at the conclusion of the spring athletics season. 
A limited number of courses, specifically those that include long-distance travel, conflict with spring sports. Student-athletes who wish to play a spring sport are advised to avoid courses that conflict with their sport schedules. 
Does NextTerm follow a regular school day schedule?
During the three week mini-mester, time commitments vary largely dependent upon the course in which a student is enrolled. Most courses have a minimum on-campus obligation from 9:00 – 2:30 p.m. each day. However, some courses include evening and weekend commitments. And, traditional homework gives way to research and project-based work. Students have regular access to campus for this work, as well as the ability to remain on campus for meals, activities, or to accommodate drop off and pick-up times, etc.

Most courses meet on campus during the first week of the semester, and travel the second and/or thir week. On those days, school hours vary. All students receive a course syllabus with travel plans well in advance of the semester.
Will I have an opportunity to see my child's work?
Yes! All students present their cumulative assignment and projects at NextExpo, a two-day project exibition for experts and The Hun School community each June.

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