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Middle School Bell Schedule

Flagstaff Academy Middle School operates on a modified block schedule. Students have the opportunity to fill eight class periods each semester. Some of these classes will be dictated by grade level and by required Core classes. The other classes may be filled with Essential courses. Three days a week, students will have a regular eight period day, seeing all of their classes. The other two days will hold extended block periods and only half of their classes will meet on each day. The result is each class meets four times a week with one extended block period. The charts below illustrate a typical student course load and weekly schedule.

Semester 1

Semester 2

4 Core classes

Up to 4 Essentials classes

Up to 4 Essentials classes

 

Typical Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

A - Day

- 8 periods

- 45 minute classes

A - Day

- 8 periods

- 45 minute classes

B - Day

- 4 periods

- 90 minute classes

C - Day

- 4 periods

- 90 minute classes

A - Day

- 8 periods

- 45 minute classes

 
With this type of schedule, students and teachers are given the opportunity for longer, uninterrupted collaboration time, project-based lessons and labs, and are able to dig more deeply into course material. Another benefit of this schedule is that students will have more choices as to which Essentials classes they would like to take, thereby supplementing their personal curriculum with exciting and exploratory courses. This schedule also allows teachers more time to collaborate within grade levels and departments to better support and meet the needs of all students. Consideration was also made in the schedule for late start days and other non-contact days with students.