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New Schedule 2019-2020

A common schedule among international schools 

                                                     

     

    The main priorities of this planning included:

    • Equal or more dedicated time for core classes (Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Spanish).
    • More choice and options for students in relation to elective courses.
    • Longer periods and less class changes in order to have the ability to teach and consolidate learning. Time used for class changes is incorporated within the instructional time.
    • Fewer homework assignments since study load will drop from six to four classes daily.
    • A dedicated time for students to participate in meaningful Advisory and Character Education.
    • More equity between ESO and SFL programs for students
    • Smaller and more manageable size classes for PE.
    • Less Zero Periods for IBDP Students preventing them from coming into school early.
    • Embedded time for teacher collaboration.

    There were many logistical aspects to consider as well including:

    • The possibility to start school for all divisions at the same time.
    • According to Spanish law, the amount of hours teachers could legally teach and/or supervise in the run of a day, week, year.
    • The amount of hours students should be in school.
    • The amount of time teachers could collectively plan together.
    • Traffic flow around BFIS.
    • Bussing with our external provider.