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  1. 1. Schedule Options for 2014-15
  2. 2. Lunch and Passing Periods Regardless of schedule, lunch and passing periods will remain the same in all schedules. 41 minutes for lunch 4 minutes passing periods
  3. 3. 6 out of 8 Teachers teach 6 out of 8 periods Students take 8 classes Each period is 45 minutes
  4. 4. 6 out of 8: Benefits Allows time for interventions and for double-blocking classes (lower level and advanced classes) Students can take greater variety of courses (more electives) More bell to bell teaching Students can take college classes at the same time (seniors bring in schedule/paid tuition bill and are able to receive outs to do this) Campus data shows that number of students enrolled in AP, taking AP exams, and earning a qualified scores has increased
  5. 5. 6 out of 8: Disadvantages Students/Teachers are overwhelmed because they are preparing for 8 classes every day Students have too many credits and instead get outs senior year It's sometimes difficult to complete lessons in short class period
  6. 6. 5 out of 7 Teachers teach 5 out of 7 periods Students take 7 classes Each period is 52 minutes
  7. 7. 5 out of 7: Benefits Less homework for students Bell to bell teaching More time with student in class (instruction, time to take tests, labs)
  8. 8. 5 out of 7: Disadvantages Increased class size (average 33) Will lose electives and/or teachers Less flexibility for students Students have less choices
  9. 9. Overview Pros of Each Schedule 8 Classes Allows time for interventions and for double-blocking classes (lower level and advanced classes) Students can take greater variety of courses (more electives) More bell to bell teaching Students can take college classes at the same time (seniors bring in schedule/paid tuition bill and are able to receive outs to do this) Campus data shows that number of students enrolled in AP, taking AP exams, and earning a qualified scores has increased 7 Classes Less homework for students Bell to bell teaching More time with student in class (instruction, time to take tests, labs)
  10. 10. Overview Cons of Each Schedule 8 Classes Students/Teachers are overwhelmed because they are preparing for 8 classes every day Students have too many credits and instead get outs senior year It's sometimes difficult to complete lessons in short class period 7 Classes Increased class size (average 33) Will lose electives and/or teachers Less flexibility for students Students have less choices

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