Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Schedule Changes For Next Year At BHS

We have had ongoing discussions over the past few years about making some changes to the BHS schedule which has been in place for as long as folks can remember. Our current 7-period day has each class meeting in the same order every day in segments of 44 minutes with one 75-minute long period that rotates through each period of the day.

A couple of other points regarding next year's schedule:

  • There will be no homeroom (other than during the first few days of school). After that students will report directly to their first class of the day. 
  • The days are still numbered according to the period that contains the long block. 
  • The long block on days 1-4 will always be third.
  • The long block on days 5-7 will always be after the lunch period.
  • On days 1-4, periods 5,6,7 will remain static
  • On days 5-7, periods 1,2,3,4 will remain static
  • Lunch period will change on periods 5-7, teachers will be informed which lunch their students should attend
  • Lunch will now be 30 minutes.

After a few months of looking at various rotating options, we have decided on the following schedule for next year:

Here are the times for next year, which are slightly varied from this year's schedule:

(Days 1-4 times)

7:30 - 8:14

8:17 - 9:01

9:04 - 10:19 (Long Block)

10:22 - 11:06

11:09 - 11:53
11:56 - 12:26 Lunch 2 

11:09 - 11:39 Lunch 1
11:42 - 12:26

12:29 - 1:13

1:16 - 2:00

(Day 5-7 Times)

7:30 - 8:14

8:17 - 9:01

9:04 - 9:48

9:51 - 10:35

10:38 - 11:22
11:25 - 11:55 Lunch 2

10:38 - 11:08 Lunch 1
11:11 - 11:55

11:58 - 1:13 (Long Block)

1:16 - 2:00

Please leave any questions in the comment section below.


  1. were students asked about this? facebook is flooded with people complaining about how confusing this is. and i agree. most students dont see anything wrong with our current one, we'd take pretty much any other one over this.

    1. Hi Jenny,

      What are the biggest concerns? The goal was to have classes meet at different times and create a little variety. I believe that the schedule will be easy to adjust to after people go through it once.

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  3. We don't need variety though! I think we can handle the same classes pretty fine, this messy schedule will cause confusion. Being a freshman is hard enough, being a freshman with a rotating schedule = train wreck. I saw leave it, the 30 min lunch is nice but everything else just isn't worth the change. BTW You replied to Jenny as Jeremy, i found that humorous. Have a nice day. Also, Ron Paul 2012.

    1. Thanks for catching the mistake on Jenny's response. Might be time for another eye exam ;)