A few things to keep in mind

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March 8, 2017 by stoptheblockhvrhs

This post is for anyone still on the fence about the new schedule or for parents and/or students who may meet with the administration in upcoming days/weeks.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Studies and comparisons of schedules compare block schedules to traditional 8-period fixed schedules.  HVRHS does not employ such a schedule, so such comparisons are irrelevant.
  • The administration’s plan for eliminating D’s and F’s involves ceasing to grade homework and allowing students to retake tests until they improve their grades.
  • No matter what benefits are claimed, they come with a cost.  Students will be giving up:
    • A rotating schedule, allowing them to take different classes at different times of the day
    • Continuity – reinforcing learning by building on it all year long
    • Retention – the summer slide is hard enough (math classes spend the first couple weeks reviewing the previous year’s material already – this will only get worse when students experience gaps of many months)

There’s more – read Why We’re Opposed if you haven’t already.

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