In article <Pine.SUN.3.91.941018093022.29471A-100000@sacam.OREN.ORTN.EDU>, grmutz@sacam.OREN.ORTN.EDU (grace r mutz) writes:
>Next year our school will be going to what is called "block" scheduling.
>This means that we will have 4 classes per day at 90 minutes each. Each >semester will give a year of credit. For example:1st semester a student >might take Algebra I, English, Art,and Spanish. 2nd semester they >would take Biology, World History, Health/P.E., and another elective.
>There are two schools in the county that are piloting this scheduling >this year and so far the results have been very positive. If anyone else
>has experienced this scheduling please write and tell me about it.
I am the chairperson of a committee that is currently researching Block Scheduling for our school. If the faculty accepts a proposal this year, we would be looking at a 1996/1997 implementation. I would appreaciate hearing from anyone who is opperating with a Block schedule or is looking a Block scheduling.
If anyone is looking at Block Scheduling and has not yet contacted Wasson HS ( Wasson@AOL.com)in Colorada Springs, I would highly recoomend you do. They have been using a straight 4 block, similar to the one Grace describes, for three years and have collect a great deal of data.