Tuesday evening during the monthly Warsaw Community School Corporation board work session, Troy Akers, principal at Warsaw Community High School, discussed the new block schedule that will be utilized starting this fall at the high school.
According to Akers, the schedule will have three identical days Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Class periods will last approximately 45 minutes on these days with an extended period during student lunch times. A student resource period, lasting 36 minutes, has been built into the schedule to allow for students to receive additional help over course matters they may be struggling with.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the schedule changes with extended class times for first, third, fifth and seventh period classes on Wednesday and second, fourth and sixth on Thursday. Classes will last 90 minutes on these days. In addition, an enrichment period lasting 49 minutes has been built into the schedule to allow for students to seek help in a course, see counselors, see convocations or speakers or potentially study for the SAT and ACT tests.
Another change on these two days will be a mandatory reading period for all students, lasting 20 minutes before their second class of the day. Akers notes he hopes those walking through the building will be able to see all students reading during this period.
On Thursday, a professional learning community will be held, allowing students to be rewarded with an early release at 2:10 p.m. or time to meet with teachers. This will also allow time for academic detentions or advance learning for students not showing growth.
On days with a delay, classes will be reduced but students will still have the opportunity to see each teacher. Classes will last approximately 31 minutes during delay schedules. Should school be canceled, block period days will not be carried over, the schedule will continue for students as already planned out.