The JH teachers and I are making some small but significant changes to our daily academic schedule. The reasons to us are clear:
1. It will make our bell schedule more uniform throughout the week.
2. It will create a keyboarding class.
3. Most importantly, it will allow for more time for individual and small group tutoring & enrichment for ALL students in their core content areas.
The first change is that math will increase from 4 days a week (254 minutes) to 5 days a week (279 minutes). This change will take effect November 19th.
The second change is that exploratory classes will give way to “TNT”---typing and tutoring. It will be 5 days a week (190 minutes). Teachers will each have a grade band for this period and will specifically address academic skills for every student’s need. This change will take effect November 22nd.
While second quarter changes are unusual, the entire JH team agrees that this change will be most beneficial to all students by creating greater consistency in daily core content.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or drop in and see me.