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- August 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm #541578michael-hrivnakgmail-comParticipant
This year the Catholic 7-12 school where I teach began the year with a new “Sports/PE” schedule. That’s my name for it, anyway. Looks like this:
A — JrHi Sports/PE pd — 45min M-F
Homeroom — 10 min
B — 60min M-R
C — 60min M-W, F
D — 90min (two 30min lunch pds incl) M,T,R,F
E — 60min M, W-F
F — 60min T-F
G — HS Sports/PE pd M-F
So, the way this works is that kids who play on most sports teams, regardless of season, are scheduled for “PE,” but in reality they practice their sports en masse. This counts as an elective credit. All students are required to take Theology/Religion, so that’s another dedicated period. That leaves five periods for Math, Science, History/Soc.Studies, English, and one more class. There is a two-year foreign language requirement (usually beginning in 9th grade), and it’s also counted as an elective. There are also a couple required semester-long electives (one in 8th grade & one in 9th).
I’d really appreciate hearing from any of you who have adapted successfully to an “academic” schedule like this. I have 16 years of experience, but this is my first year at this school. Not that either matter so much, but I’ve never seen anything like this before.
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