Presentation on theme: "Update on High School Scheduling FEBRUARY 19, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Update on High School Scheduling FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Concern Baltimore County Public Schools’ middle and high school schedules are currently not aligned.
Current High School Schedules 12 have a 4-period A/B day 3 have a 4-period day semesterized 1 has a 6-period day 8 have a 7-period day
Decision Standardize middle and high school schedules across the system.
The decision was not an easy one; however, it was one that had to be made in order to: Balance staffing allocations. Review class sizes. Maximize student course options. Review student mobility around the county.
Staffing School staffing is based on student enrollment. Staffing will only be adjusted if student enrollment changes. Standardized schedules allow for the maximum use of part-time teachers between schools. Any staff savings will be returned to staffing allocations.
Class Sizes Schools will be shifting to the 8-course model and be able to assign 6 sections to teachers.
Maximize Student Course Options Students will be able to take 8 credits a year, providing them with the opportunity to: Participate in multiple completers. Participate in career research. Participate in an internship program. Participate in dual enrollment. Students will have additional opportunities for credit recovery and access to support.
Mobility The mobility rate varies across the county. As students transfer between schools, current schedule inconsistencies often cause students to lose core credits. The loss of core credits may impact a student’s ability to be promoted to the next grade level and/or graduate on time.
Resolution BCPS high schools will offer all students the opportunity to earn 8 credits a year. BCPS high schools will not offer a pure semesterized schedule. Flexibility will be provided to schools making the transition.
2014-2015 Schedules Most schools have opted for the 4-period A/B day schedule. A few schools are considering a 4-period A/B day schedule with 1 day a week designated as an 8- period day. One high school will adopt the 8- period day schedule.