THE BLOCK SCHEDULE
The high school bell schedule is based on an extended block model. We operate using a five-day period, in which four of those periods are instructional. Classes are 80 minutes in length. We will now offer a Lunch & Learn period, which is 65 minutes and allows students to get lunch at any point during that time. It also allows students to participate in clubs and activities during that period that feeds their passions, get additional support from teachers, or relax and engage in a mental health break. The first period of the day begins promptly at 7:30 AM, and the last period of the day ends at 2:25 PM.
All full credit classes will meet every day (Red and Black). Classes that meet for less than a full credit – primarily electives, Physical Education, or seminars– will meet every other day (either Red or Black). A semester course that meets every day for 18 weeks equals 1.0 credit. A semester course that meets every other day for 18 weeks equals 0.5 credits.