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Block Schedule: Yes or No?

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Do you think this schedule will be beneficial at COHS?

Do you think this schedule will be beneficial at COHS?

Adrian Llamas

Adrian Llamas

Do you think this schedule will be beneficial at COHS?

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CO administration and staff has been intrigued by the idea of implementing block schedule. Although the staff gets to vote on it, let us see what the students say.

Block schedule at CO will have 55-minute zero period every day. Odd periods (1, 3, and 5) on Monday and Thursdays, and even periods (2, 4, and 6) on Tuesdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays there will likely be a late start when students will go to all classes for 45 minutes, but teachers will have a meeting time first thing in the morning. Classes for block schedule will be the length of two regular periods of our current schedule, or 110 minutes.

A poll was taken of freshmen, sophomores and juniors to see what they think about having block schedule next year. Of the 100 students polled, 40 students are for block schedule, 49 against, and 11 are unsure about it.

Mary Messih, sophomore, said, “I believe that block schedule will be extremely helpful and will allow students to finish their work with more time.” She likes the idea of block schedule because she hopes to get more help in class about homework and classwork as well.

Many students said they did not want block schedule because students will procrastinate more and will not able to pay attention for a whole two hours. Olivia Molina, junior, said, “I do not want block schedule because some people find it hard enough to be in a 55-minute class and block schedule will be even worse.”

Many students who want block schedule believe that those who have trouble in class will be given more time to ask about the work. Students also said that they will not have homework from every class but only three or four each day. Except for zero period, students would have two days to complete homework.

Señorita Debbie Wilson, Spanish teacher, said, “Block schedule will be helpful to those classes that need more time and will be beneficial to them.” She wants block schedule but will like to see how it will actually work in her class and believes teachers should receive training before it is implemented.

Block schedule will definitely change the everyday lives of the students and teachers. Students will have to find a way to adjust to the long classes, and teachers as well if there are new schedule implemented at CO.

 

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