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Re: Block Scheduling Issues
This is a disaster for core subjects like science and math and most districts have quit using this. A student may take a math class semester 1 and then doesn't take another math class until semester 4. Bad, bad, bad.
Maybe go for a modified accelerated block. 4 classes are 90 and meet everyday, then switch classes at semester. 1 class is 45 minutes and meets everyday year round. Our band students schedule band for 90 minutes in fall and 90 minutes in spring. You just have to make sure everyone understands that band is still year round course and if they drop one semester because they prefer marching over concert or vice-versa, then they’re not coming back.