Change has been a running theme in the high school schedule in the past few years.
This year “Flex” scheduling is in place, with an extra twenty minutes rotating through every class period but fourth period. Next year, administration, staff and students were bracing themselves for block scheduling.
But block has stopped in its tracks.
According to a news release on the high school’s website, “We have decided to maintain our traditional seven period schedule for the 2014 school year.”
The time committee formed at the high school looked into block as a potential solution …”as we work toward our building goals of eliminating failure and focusing on learning,” Principal Mr. Mark Shue said on the website.
Teachers including some from the time committee visited Eastern York High School and Central York High School in October and returned with a decision.
“The consensus from the teachers who visited the neighboring schools was a renewed sense of confidence in the rigor of our educational program and a reluctance to change bell schedules when we are making significant progress towards attaining our building goals.”