High School Schedule

High School Schedules

Background:

As part of the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP), parents, educators, students, and other stakeholders identified a need to examine high school schedules in order for students to have “more opportunities for academic growth and development in order to be competitive in post-secondary settings.” Specifically, part of this outcome is defined in the CSIP as follows:

Establish and implement a structured intervention process embedded within the school’s schedule (time for collaboration and targeted intervention / differentiation).

Situation Analysis

The Fox C-6 School District is committed to maximizing student potential by developing a high school schedule that provides increased opportunities for students to learn and engage, while providing teachers with more opportunities to collaborate. Fox C-6 has an opportunity to improve student success by offering courses with more rigor and inquiry, increasing class time to meet the needs of students, and offering dedicated Response to Intervention (RTI) time for students to focus on areas of need or allow for greater flexibility in enrichment opportunities.

Our goal is to accomplish our directive to provide greater opportunities for achievement for our students while openly communicating with students, parents, and staff to answer any questions or concerns that arise out of a change to the high school schedule. Please check back to this page often for updates and information.

Major Objectives

GOAL: Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, both Fox and Seckman High School will have a new schedule that meets the goals/outcomes of the CSIP by increasing the length of class periods, aligning with the new rigor and inquiry requirements of Fox C-6 curricula, provides structured time for students to find instructional support/remediation/enrichment, and provides greater opportunity for teachers to collaborate.

  1. Connection to CSIP - As part of the Student Achievement Goal, the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, created by Fox C-6 stakeholders, identifies Response to Intervention and high school schedules as an area to examine and revise to make the most successful environment for students.

  2. Alignment with Curriculum - As our Curriculum and Instruction Department has worked closely with its Curriculum Advisory Committee to align our courses to provide greater rigor and inquiry, our schedules must reflect the needs of courses. More opportunities in middle school and more rigorous courses throughout high school mean our students need the appropriate structure and time in place in order to be ready for success.

  3. Professional Learning Communities (PLC) - In order to meet the growing demands of the education profession and the increased rigor of our courses, our teachers need the time to collaborate with one another. This time will allow them to offer individualized learning for their students as they work as a team to design and develop the best approaches for educating students.

  4. Response to Intervention (RTI) - In order to support every student in our building, it is important to have a structure that provides time for students to be able to get the help they need. In looking at schedules, one of our primary goals is to include 85 minutes every other day to students so they can work on the academic areas where they need the most support. Whether a student is struggling in a subject area and needs some extra time with an instructor or whether they are an athlete who needs time during the week to work on homework, this time built into the schedule will help any student find success.