Traditional Seven Period Schedule verses 4×4 Block Schedule

Interesting blog comparing block schedules versus the traditional school schedule.

RussChesser.com

The debate over the traditional six or seven period day verses variations of the block schedule has been around for years. In order to determine the schedule that best suits your school, certain questions have to be answered.

When students are not successful or fail a course, which schedule provides more opportunities to catch up? If students are expected to earn 23 credits to graduate, both the seven period year long schedule and the 4X4 block schedule have built in opportunities for students to catch up if not successful in one or more courses. The seven period year long schedule a student has the opportunity to earn 28 credits. In the block schedule a student has the opportunity to earn 32 credits. Even though the block schedule has four more opportunities for students to take additional courses, the argument for the block schedule is not paramount if students are only…

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