Currently, Mount Si High School is on a semester system with a traditional 6 period day schedule. The High School Schedule Advisory Committee began their research looking at several different high school scheduling models -– all of which are used at other schools in Washington State. Early in the process, the committee determined that two six-period models (traditional 6 period day and 6 period day with variations) would not sufficiently meet the needs of students, in light of the changing graduation requirements. The committee then focused on the following five schedule options, that would offer students more course and credit options. Click on the links below for a sample schedule and brief description of each potential option:This draft Daily Schedule Comparison also provides an overview of the various data elements (length of periods, hours of instruction per credit, etc.) that are being considered in this complex decision.Recently the committee has prioritized a 7 Period Alternating/Modified Block Schedule as the preferred future schedule. They continue to explore variations of this model, which share the following characteristics:
Through the links below, learn more about the specific block schedule concepts and details, with related potential bell schedules, of the options still under consideration. Note that the committee is still exploring minor variations (for example which days of the week block scheduling will occur) to each of these schedule models as they work to finalize a recommendation.
- Teachers teach 5 of 7 classes.
- Frequency/consistency of courses meeting over a two-week period varies.
- Hours of instruction per credit varies between ~125-130.
- All provide opportunity for students to earn 28 credits.
- All are flexible.
- Fiscal implication are comparable in all three option.
- 7 Period Alternating/Modified Block Schedule (Block 2 days/week); see sample bell schedule
- 7 Period Alternating/Modified Block Schedule with A/B weeks (Block 3 days/week); see sample bell schedule
- 7 Period Alternating/Modified Block Schedule (Block 4 days/week); see sample bell schedule