How many courses can students take in the new schedule?
Students can take up to 8 credits, similar to the existing schedule. However, students would be able to schedule a study hall and still meet the graduation requirement of 27.5 credits
How long are the classes?
4 days of the cycle, class will be 56 minutes long
2 days of the cycle, class will be 85 minutes long
How many classes meet each day?
6 classes meet each day on 4 days of the cycle
4 classes meet each day on the 2 block days
If the schedule rotates, how will the students know what day of the schedule it is?
The process will stay the same as it is now. Students will be made aware of what letter day it is, and they will follow that day’s schedule.
Students are encouraged to keep a copy of their schedule on them at all times (ie- phones, paper copy, etc.)
What is the benefit of a rotating schedule?
Students do not have the same class at the same time each day. This provides variety for both the students and staff
Students who are not ‘morning people’ or who are frequently late will not have the same class first period each day
Students leaving for athletics will not miss the same class for each early dismissal
If there is a delayed opening or early dismissal, students will not miss the same class each time
If there is an unplanned school closing (snow day) what will the next instructional day be?
We will continue with the current practice of not skipping letter days or, if there are multiple snow days, a decision will be made at that time
What is Lunch and Learn and how does it work?
Lunch and Learn is an hour of time in the middle of the day that will serve as a combination of Enhancement and lunch
Students will have the opportunity to eat lunch, meet with teachers, find a common area to do work, work collaboratively with other students on projects and assignments, meet with clubs, read, study, or relax
Teachers will be scheduled for a 30 minute lunch and 30 minutes of office hours. During the office hours, the teacher will be available to meet with students for support and/or enrichment