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MS/HS Schedule

What is new? 
  • 8 Days Cycle: Days are numbered from 1 to 8. If there is a holiday, the next day of school will be the consecutive day of the last school day. For example, Monday is Day 1 and there is no school on Tuesday, then Wednesday is Day 2, and Thursday is Day 3 and so on.  Holidays do not affect the number of hours a subject it is taught. 
  • Instructional blocks will last 80 minutes instead of 50 min. On Wednesdays classes will last 65 minutes, since students will be dismissed at 3:00 pm. 
  • Four classes per day instead of six. Students have less homework assignments since their study load drops from six to four classes and same class is never taught on consecutive days. 
  • Rotational schedule: Instructional blocks will be scheduled in different times depending on the day. For example if block 1 is Math, the student may have Math at first period on day 1, at last period of day 3,  at period 6 on day 5  and at period 4 on day 7. ​Each day the subjects are scheduled at a different time than the previous day.
  • Transitions: Less time lost transitioning and less stress for students to constantly move from one class to another.
  • Advisory program: Comprehensive and substantive advisory program twice a week 
  • Flex period: Introduction of flex classes (wide range of optative courses). Flex time is also used for Assemblies, Speaker series, support classes, HL instruction for IB students, etc. Therefore, those activities do not subtract time from regular instruction.
  • On Wednesdays classes will end up at 3:00 pm. After-school activities will start at 3:15 pm on Wednesdays. The week is already too long for our students and finishing this day one hour earlier will give them more time to enjoy their hobbies, do homework or simply rest at home. Students get around 6 hours of instructional time per day which is above the Spanish average and the European average.  Teachers will use that time for collaborative planning. 

 

 

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