NTHS Bell Schedule 2012-13.pdf
Throughout this school year, the NTHS community has been involved in a process of evaluating a variety of schedules for the future. In the fall, staff and parents were surveyed regarding the various merits of the 4x4 (semester) and 6 period (year long) schedules. At that time, it was determined that NTHS would pursue a year long schedule option for the future. Administration researched a variety of schedules and evaluated them according to their potential for meeting students' curricular and instructional needs as well as staffing and instructional minute requirements. Three possible bell schedules were developed that met all criteria. These schedules were presented to students, parents, and staff for feedback. The staff processed this feedback and closely examined exactly what students need from a schedule to best support learning in all disciplines. This included consideration of first instruction, intervention, enrichment, extracurricular, and advisory. Two viable schedules were identified and feedback was again solicited. After careful consideration of the needs of all students, NTHS will adopt a modified six period block schedule beginning in 2012-2013. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday will be traditional six period days; and Wednesday and Thursday will be alternating block days. This modified schedule will provide students with frequency of class time as well as longer block periods for in-depth learning. It will also allow students the flexibility to support programs such as Ski Academy, ROP, and band.
Please select the link above the bell schedule.