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High School Schedules. Creating opportunities and meeting standards. What has taken place so far?. A committee made up of teachers, principals, parents, students and district staff studied various schedules last school year (2006-2007)

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high school schedules

High School Schedules

Creating opportunities and meeting standards

what has taken place so far
What has taken place so far?
  • A committee made up of teachers, principals, parents, students and district staff studied various schedules last school year (2006-2007)
  • Information meetings were held at Eagle, Meridian, Centennial, and Mountain View last spring
  • A recommendation to keep the A/B block at Mountain View and Meridian and to continue to study bell schedule options at Eagle High, Centennial High, and Rocky Mountain was approved by the Board of Trustees last spring
  • The committee has continued meeting this school year
what has to happen next
What has to happen next?
  • Rocky Mountain High will open fall 2008
  • The committee must recommend a bell schedule for the opening of Rocky Mountain.
why consider alternatives to the current high school schedules
Why consider alternatives to the current high school schedules?
  • Increased graduation requirements limit opportunities to take electives
  • Multiple schedules exclude many students from shared programs or students accessing programs available at other high schools
the new graduation requirements are in place for
The new graduation requirements are in place for:
  • All students in the 10th grade in the 2007-2008 school year and younger
    • Two years of Science and three years of Math (currently 2 years of science and 2 years of math)
  • All students in the 9th grade in the 2007-2008 school year and younger
    • Three years of science and three years of math
  • An additional 2 credits (one year) of Math will be required for all students in the 8th grade in the 2007-2008 school year and younger
    • Three years of Science and four years of math (pending board approval)
what are the current electives cont
What are the current electives, cont. . .

Currently, students have more than 150 electives to choose from in Joint School District No. 2

four year planner college prep with music emphasis
Four Year Planner: College Prep with Music Emphasis

Other Credits: 1 additional year of foreign language; student leadership; AP Music Theory; Choir

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Four Year Planner: Ivy League Goals

Additional Credits: Spanish 4, 5, AP Spanish A, AP Spanish B; AP stats

Other: Art, Music, Athletic Fitness; other computer courses (programming, etc)

what are the shared programs
What are the shared programs?

Meridian District Services Center

  • Construction Trades
  • Home Technology Integration
  • Culinary Arts (2008)
  • Architecture and drafting (2009)
  • EMT (2009)
  • Pre - Law (2009)
  • Public Safety (fire and law enforcement) (2009)
  • Information technology (2009)

Meridian Professional Technical Center

  • Animal Science
  • Agricultural Science
  • Welding/Fabrication and Mechanical Pathway
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair
what are the shared programs15
What are the shared programs?

Mountain View High School

  • Marketing, management and sales
  • E-Commerce

Dehryl Dennis Technical Center

  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair
  • Digital Commercial Photo
  • Electronics
  • Graphic Design
  • Precision Machining
what are the shared programs16
What are the shared programs?

Information Technology Center

  • Computer Support
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Computer Networking Basics
  • Network Administration
  • IT Internship

Rocky Mountain High School (2008)

  • Pre-Engineering
what schedules has the committee studied
What schedules has the committee studied?
  • 6 period day (currently in use at EHS and CHS), allows 48 credits in four years
  • Hybrid Schedule (combination of 60 minute and 90 minute class periods), allows 56 credits in four years
  • A/B Block (currently in use at MVHS and MHS), allows 64 credits in four years
  • Trimester
  • 7 Period Day
  • Various other blocks (4 by 4; rollover, etc)
6 period day
6 Period Day
  • 6 periods per day
  • Classes = 60 minutes
  • 48 credits possible
  • 46 credits required for class of 2011-12 and beyond
6 period day traditional calendar 4 year schedule
6 period day “Traditional Calendar” 4-year Schedule

*12 Available Electives – 2011; 10 Available Electives – 2012

hybrid schedule
Hybrid Schedule
  • 7 periods per semester
  • Classes = a combination of 60 minutes and 90 minutes
  • 56 credits possible
6 period day four year schedule by semester
6 Period DayFour Year Schedule by Semester

Pros Cons

-Most instructional time -Fewer choices for students

-Maximum days of instruction (170) -Less ability to repeat classes

-Easy on administration to schedule -Lack of flexibility for intervention classes

-Daily consistency for staff/students -Requires zero hour/night school/

summer school to add additional credits for some/many students

hybrid schedule four year schedule by semester
Hybrid Schedule Four Year Schedule by Semester
  • Pros Cons
  • -Classes that need to meet every - Requires a new master schedule
  • day to do so - Passing periods for some classes
  • - Classes that need extended time occur while other students are in class
  • meet every other day - Deciding which classes are 60 min
  • - Increased choice for students and which classes are 90 min
  • Daily consistency for staff/students
  • Flexibility allows for intervention classes
a b block four year schedule by semester
A/B BlockFour Year Schedule by Semester

Pros Cons

-Most choices for students -Inconsistent class/contact times

-Easiest to manage homework -Least amount of class time

-Longest class times -Longest class times

-Ability to repeat classes -Higher Class Loads

what s next
What’s Next?

Informational Meetings

October 8 – Lowell Scott Middle School, 7 pm

October 9 – Eagle Middle School, 7 pm

October 10 – Heritage Middle School, 7 pm

October 15 – Sawtooth Middle School, 7 pm

Survey

Mailed home to parents

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