Our High School is on a true block schedule too. Instead of the alternate
day schedule, courses are offered on a semester basis. Each semester
consists of 4 blocks and students can take up to 8 courses a year.
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Subject: Re: Block Schedule--our H.S
> We are in a true block schedule at our high school. www.erhs.org
> We have six periods...on alternating days..
> 1-3-5 on MWF
> 2-4-6 on T-TH
> Then they switch the next week.
> 2-4-6 is on MWF
> 1-3-5 is on T TH
> They are 90 minutes long.
> They rotate with the weeks...on short weeks, say 4 days, they still
rotate...so whatever ends Friday, the opposite starts on Monday...
> If you need more info, let me know....
> > I have been following the block schedule thread with interest as our
> > principal wants to go to block scheduling next year and no one knows
> > start or
> > how to plan it.
> > I don't understand how your schedule is a "block" schedule as each
> > only meets for 45 minutes. I thought the purpose of a block schedule
> > have
> > LONGER periods of time, such as 90 minutes, but not as often.
> > If you can tell me where the "blocks" of time are, I would be interested
> > knowing.
> > Thanks!
> > Irene
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