Often stay in the same classroom with the same teacher for many core subjects/activities. The times for these subjects can be the same every day or the class teacher can move them around to accommodate various activities, etc. Specials (Art, Music, PE, RI, etc.) meet at certain times/days during the week.
Classes are a mix of Standard (meet every day) & Blocked (meeting every other day). Language Arts & Encore (Electives) meet every day. The other 4 core classes (Math, Science, PE & Social Studies) are blocked and meet every other day for about 90 minutes. Once a week (typically Wednesdays), there is a Falcon Time schedule. Students attend all regularly scheduled classes for a shorter time period. For Falcon Time, students are divided into small groups to work with teachers for additional support, learn about other topics (such as time management or test taking skills), or work with a group in a Leadership role.
Grade Levels & Teams
Students participate in groups, activities, or classes by grade level.
Students participate in groups, activities, or classes by grade levels and by Team (Red, Yellow, Blue). Core teachers (Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math, and PE) are placed on a team. Students are assigned to a specific Team based on who their teachers are. Teams plan events for students and monitor student progress through weekly team meetings.
Classes & Levels
Students participate in the same core subjects. At times, students can be grouped by levels or need.
Grade-Level vs Challenge Level Core classes (Language Arts, Science, Social Studies); various levels of Math classes. In addition, students choose Encore (Elective) classes
Students identified as gifted attend a full day of classes once a week @ the CCL (separate building).
Students identified as gifted can opt to take Academic Stretch and Compacted Challenge Language Arts (CCLA) – both are offered on site. CCLA & Academic Stretch meet every other day, on a block schedule, and take the place of grade-level or Challenge Language Arts. Students195 may also select various other core classes that best meet their interests and needs.
PE meets 4 days a week. Tennis shoes are required.
PE/Health meets every other day. Activities include some similar to elementary school with the addition of a Fitness Center, Fitness Trail, Health class, and other activities in the gym and multi-purpose room. Dressing out into a uniform for gym is required and calculated into the participation grade. Clothes are changed in the locker room & kept in a secured locker while in the class (student provides the lock).
Library limited typically to use during school day.
Students are allowed to stay after school to use the library & its computers to study/complete assignments. Students staying after school must sign up in the front office.
Reading Outside of School / Independent Reading
There are many book choices from both teacher/class libraries as well as the school library. Each student sets goals with teacher and work to reach them using the Accelerated Reader/AR program. This is not calculated into a student’s grade.
There are many book choices from both teacher/class libraries as well as the school library. Each student is required to read a certain number of books/minutes/pages per quarter. This is calculated as part of the student’s grade, usually in the form of a short performance assessment/questions related to book.
Served each morning before school.
Full price is currently $1.70.
Served each morning before school. Full price is currently $1.70. There is also a “Grab & Go” option served after first block (9:05 a.m.) that can be eaten in many of the second block classes.
Usually one main entrée & side that changes daily. Limited alternatives to the hot entrée are given. All students in the same grade level eat together. Typically they sit at tables grouped according to which teacher they have. Full price is currently $2.55/2.70.
One main entrée that changes daily, along with multiple other meal options that are served regularly (ie. hamburger, sandwiches, etc.) Additional choices such as PopTarts, Smoothies, ice cream, etc. are also available for an additional fee. All students in the same grade level eat together. Students are allowed to sit with students/friends of their choosing. No more than 8 students at a table. Full price is currently $2.70/3.00.
Students typically have a 20 minute recess each day followed by a 20 minute lunch.
Students do not have recess. However, lunch time is extended to 30 minutes.
Moving through the hallways
Walk in lines with teacher
Entire grade level of students walking through the hallway at the same time. There is a 4 minute passing period between classes. This time can be utilized to go to locker, restroom, with priority on making your way to your next class.
Classes usually go together at an assigned time, and students are allowed to go to the restroom most any time during the school day when needed.
Students should take most of their restroom breaks during passing periods/lunch. A limited amount of passes are given in a student’s planner per quarter to leave class for a restroom break. If you have a student with a medical reason for needing extra passes, please contact the nurse and your student’s teachers.