We continue to progress in our examination of our high school and middle school schedules. Our goal has always been to analyze a variety of different schedules, as well as a deeper dive into our current schedule, to find what scheduling format for our students and staff would be most beneficial. Our primary focus has been on ensuring that our schedules at each level expand opportunities for students to explore interests in the areas of college and career readiness, allow for more flexibility in a student’s choices, allow for in the day enrichment and support courses and a schedule that supports innovative instructional strategies and teacher professional preparation and learning within the day.
At both levels, the committees have decided to slow down and take the year to examine many possibilities in scheduling and then allow for deep professional development and communication over the course of next year to ensure everyone – students, staff, and parents – are on board and feel capable and prepared to begin the 2018–19 with a solid, appropriate and beneficial schedule for all.
Thank you again for your interest and check back towards the middle of next year for some additional information.