block scheduling

Block scheduling increases the length of the traditional class period; it carves out more time for instruction by reducing the amount of time students spend getting from one class to another as well as the amount of time teachers spend taking attendance and on other administrative matters. There are several types of block schedules: 4X4: Students take four 90-minute classes a day and complete them in a semester rather than a full year. A/B: Each semester students take eight 90-minute classes, but classes meet every other day, four on day A and four on day B. 75-15, 75-15: Students take four classes for a 75-day fall term, followed by a 15-day intersession for enrichment activities or remedial work. The pattern is repeated in the spring.