Career and College Ready

High School Schedule Change Update

In spring 2018 a team of parents and staff recommended that our high schools change to a 7-period modified schedule. This change was meant to help provide more options for students and meet the state’s new graduation requirements. Our board agreed to explore a 7-period day. However, further budget review shows that we do not have sustainable funding for a 7-period schedule.

We are grateful to families who have engaged with us on this topic last year. A school board study session is occurring this Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to discuss our next steps.

Our goal has not changed: we want all students to be career and college ready. Last fall, in addition to exploring schedule changes, we also piloted the ninth grade success coordinator program to help freshmen prepare for the new requirements. This fall, we will build on this success and explore other options to increase support for students.