Career and College Ready

Exploring Schedule Changes

In order to meet our strategic plan goal to increase access and opportunities for our students, we are exploring how changing secondary schedules could give our students more opportunities to succeed. We are exploring this change for the 2019-2020 school year. This includes the flexibility to explore interest areas or credit recovery as part of the new Career and College Ready graduation requirements.

In 2016, we began visiting other school districts that have made changes to their school schedules and reviewing research on outcomes. We’ve engaged in conversations with parents, students and staff and have shared the results of that research in the recent Career and College Ready Community forums.

On June 6, 2018, the committee will recommend the modified 7-period schedule to our school board. Once the board makes its decision, we will explore implementation and the new school schedules could be in place for the 2019-2020 school year.

The modified 7-period schedule allows for 28 credits. It combines rotating block days and days where students attend all classes.

This schedule addresses many of the concerns we heard from parents and staff, including:

  • More credit-earning opportunities than the current schedule
  • Combines long and short class periods, allowing for in-depth work and maximum student contact days
  • Tutorial time can be built into the schedule to ease homework load

Read the complete schedule recommendation (PDF)

Next Steps

The next important question to answer:

How many days a week will students attend all seven classes?

Our next step is to assemble an implementation team and advisory groups. They will start work determining the bell schedule for high schools and will make a recommendation in October 2018.

Details will be posted on this page and sent via email to district families. 

Advisory Groups

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Implementation Teams - click Image to download PDF