Beaufort Academy stays busy during Interim Session

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Under former headmaster Dr. Randy Wall’s leadership, the Interim Session was created for the purpose of expanding student’s horizons through travel, internships and community service. In 2013, the Interim Session has been scheduled for one week, March 4-8 for grades 5th-12th.

Community Service: Community service projects will be led by Beaufort Academy faculty or staff to local nonprofit organizations, indigenous landscape projects and animal shelters.

Internships: Available for seniors, this year internships have been arranged with: Beaufort Memorial Hospital; Beaufort Performing Arts & Costume Design; Clemson Extension Indigenous Landscaping; WTOC; Coastal Physical Therapy; the Chambers of Judge Marvin Dukes; AP Design; Law Enforcement; the offices of Tumlin, Levin & Sumner Investment Group; and Pediatria.

Class Trips: Class trips have been organized for the 5th/6th, 7th/8th, and 9th-11th grades. These trips are optional. Students in 5th – 11th grades may choose to participate in a trip, community service project, and/or enrichment classes on campus.

• 5th & 6th Grade: Camp Leopold, March 6-8: Fifth and Sixth grade students will enjoy a three day/two overnight trip to at Camp Leopold.

• 7th & 8th Grade: Earth, Wind & Fire, Magnolia Springs Park, Georgia & Parris Island, March 4-8. During this 5-day program, students will enjoy participation in an archeological dig (Earth), a visit to Georgia Southern University’s Raptor Center (Wind) and Planetarium, and shooting instruction at Parris Island (Fire).

• 9th-11th Grade: New York City, March 3-8. Students will depart from Beaufort Academy Sunday late afternoon, March 3 and travel via coach overnight to New York City for an exciting weeklong program that includes visits to Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Chinatown and enjoy a Broadway show.