Changes to High School Delivery for 2020-21
Mon, 29 Jun, 2020
For the 2020-21 school year, most Division high schools will move towards a quarterly schedule. This is different from our typical two semester schedule where students have more classes per semester. Some high schools, like our K-12 schools or others that may offer speciality programming, may not choose to use a quarterly schedule. It is up to each high school to choose how best to deliver programming that fits the needs of the school community.
HOW A QUARTERLY SCHEDULE WORKS
Students would take two courses at a time:
- students may take one subject in the morning and the other in the afternoon,
- students will continue to receive the same amount of instructional time they did in a two-semester schedule,
- in-person classes will be 150 minutes, and
- diploma exams will be held in November, January, April and June for each quarter.
WHY WE’RE INTRODUCING A QUARTERLY SEMESTER SCHEDULE
This change is being introduced because it will:
- help high schools transition between scenarios more easily throughout the school year if the COVID-19 situation changes.
- allow students to focus on fewer subjects at time, which will help ease the transition if schools have to move to at-home learning.
Families who have questions about what the quarterly schedule will look like should contact their high school for more information.