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Lakewood High School Trimester Scheduling Presentation Brian Williams, Principal. Lakewood Public Schools. Introduction. The concept of Trimesters is not new, but is one that is being considered by many high schools now with the new state graduation requirements.

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Lakewood High SchoolTrimester Scheduling PresentationBrian Williams, Principal

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introduction
Introduction

The concept of Trimesters is not new, but is one that is being considered by many high schools now with the new state graduation requirements.

In a trimester schedule, the school year would be divided into three terms instead of two semesters.

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Trimester Rationale

  • The new Michigan Merit Curriculum is forcing schools to find ways to reach all students. The trimester format appears to meet the needs of all students.
  • Students who seek advanced courses will have more opportunities to take advanced courses.
  • Students who wish to take advantage of the Career Technological Centers will have more options available.
  • Students who struggle in school will have more remediation opportunities. (Referred to as recycling)

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school year calendar comparison
School Year Calendar Comparison

SEMESTER:

Aug [---18 wks---] [ ---18 wks---] June

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January

    • TRIMESTER:
  • Aug [--12 wks--] [ --12 wks--] [--12 wks--] June

November

March

advantages of trimester scheduling
Advantages of Trimester Scheduling
  • Students will have more time to devote to in-depth and quality study time in a fewer number of subjects per trimester.
  • Students show a willingness to take a challenging 12 week course than they are in a semester structure. (Reported by other schools)
  • Students can take more electives, including advanced courses.
  • Students can take different types of classes than they might have ordinarily taken.

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more advantages
More Advantages
  • More time for comprehensive instruction and strategies.
  • Curriculum is reevaluated and realigned to what is considered important for the students to know.
  • Creation of new courses.
  • Teachers have more daily planning time of 72-75 minutes.(Planning should strengthen)
  • There are fewer class changes, which makes for fewer potential disruptions and discipline problems that often arise from students moving around a facility.
  • If a student fails a class, there are more opportunities to repeat it and still graduate on time. (Recycling)
  • Meets the rigor required by the MMC.

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questions and answers
Questions and Answers
  • Will Lakewood be able to meet all the MMC requirements?
  • We believe this is possible with realignment of state standards. Other schools are reporting success and we believe we will achieve the same success.
  • 2. Which courses will be year-long courses?
  • All Advanced Placement Courses, band and choir are typical for most schools.
  • 3. What is the length of all other courses?
  • Typically a year-long course will run two trimesters and a semester course will run one trimester.

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Questions and Answers
  • Will trimesters have a negative impact on college admissions?
  • NO – Surveys conducted of U-M, MSU, WMU, CMU, Kalamazoo, Albion and Alma Colleges have reported no negative impact.
  • 5. Will the longer class periods go beyond a student’s attention span?
  • Learning from other school districts that have implemented a trimester schedule stress the importance of instructional design strategies – such as, every 10-15 minutes there should be a classroom transition.

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Questions and Answers

  • Is there a concern for the potential gap in instruction that will occur if a student has a first trimester and second trimester course, and then does not have the next sequential course until the next trimester of the following year?
  • Studies (Semb, Ellis, & Araujo (1993), Kamuch & Ledman (1995), and Bahrick & Hall (1991)) show that “gapping” did not result in loss of retention. Schools who have implemented the trimester schedule have reported similar findings. Furthermore, these same schools indicate that the GPA’s of the students have remained consistent.

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School Day (Tentative) 08-09

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sample freshman schedule taking algebra colored slides are all electives
Sample Freshman Schedule Taking Algebra (Colored Slides are all Electives)

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Providing a World Class Education

sample sophomore schedule with band colored slides are all electives
Sample Sophomore Schedule With Band (Colored Slides are all Electives)

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Providing a World Class Education

sample junior schedule lcc class 2011 beyond colored slides are all electives
Sample Junior Schedule – LCC Class 2011 & Beyond(Colored Slides are all Electives)

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Providing a World Class Education

sample junior schedule lcc colored slides are all electives
Sample Junior Schedule – LCC (Colored Slides are all Electives)

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Providing a World Class Education

sample senior schedule class of 2011 beyond ap courses colored slides are all electives
Sample Senior Schedule- Class of 2011& BeyondAP Courses(Colored Slides are all Electives)

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Providing a World Class Education

research
Research
  • Trimesters result in greater scheduling flexibility. Miller (1998) reports that students were able to enroll in classes that would not fit in their schedules under the semester model.
  • Trimesters result in a decrease in behavioral problems. All studies note that students are more engaged and perhaps due to fewer passing times, less involved in behavioral disturbances.

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Providing a World Class Education

why trimesters
Why Trimesters

We believe this schedule provides ALL students with the opportunity to meet new state required graduation requirements, maintain rigorous academic pursuits, and explore opportunities they may otherwise be denied.

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additional information
Additional Information
  • www.trimesters.org
  • Created by Mark Westerburg – Spring Lake
  • www.wws.k12.in.us/WHS
  • Westfield High School - Indiana
  • A copy of this PowerPoint can be found on the Lakewood website
  • www.lakewoodps.org

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one final note
One Final Note

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.

Pauline R. Kezer

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Lakewood High SchoolTrimester Scheduling PresentationBrian Williams, Principal

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