Iowa Falls-Alden High School student Billy Ray Cole reclines at the entrance to a timber shelter created by students in a winter survival class. Students will have the opportunity to display and discuss several J-Term projects during the high school's J-Term Showcase Night on Jan. 20.

Iowa Falls-Alden High School Principal Kyle Hutchinson doesn’t hesitate when he’s asked to explain why J-Term (January Term) has been so popular with staff and students.

“Creativity and adaptability,” he said. “One of the keys was our staff wanted input from the students on what they would like to see offered in a J-Term scenario. We’ve done it for three years now, and I think the staff loves it just as much as our students do.”

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