Initial Block Schedule Research

Here is what we learned as we started the process to investigate the possibility of block schedule and advisory/tutorial for Santa Teresa High School.

Block Proposal

2015-16 Bell Schedule

Here is the bell schedule for the 2015-16 school year, featuring a four-day a week, 95 minute block schedule with three days a week Advisory/Tutorial (SAINT Period).

Professional Development

How will we support teachers as they potentially transition from 55 minute traditional class periods to 95 minute block periods?  Here's the plan for professional development.

Here's a document showing how collaboration will look with block schedule and without block schedule.

Here is an article from Donald G. Hackmann and Donna M. Schmitt: "Strategies for Teaching in a Block-of-Time Schedule"  (Bulletin/April 1997)

Here is an article from Gregg G. Mowen and Carol Mowen: "To Block or Not to Block?" (The Education Digest/April 2004)

 

Advisory/Tutorial Proposal

What is Advisory/Tutorial?  To learn more, here is the proposal for Advisory/Tutorial.

Santa Teresa High School's Block/Advisory Information Binder

Why the Proposals for Block Schedule, Advisory/Tutorial, and Extended Lunch?

Here are the four reasons why we are proposing the adoption of block schedule, advisory/tutorial, and extended lunch.

Feedback from our Team who Visited Branham High School

What did the team who visited Saratoga High School think?  Here is there feedback.

Feedback from our Team who Visited Saratoga High School

What did the team who visited Saratoga High School think?  Here is there feedback.

Feedback from our Team who Visited Sobrato High School

What did the team who visited Sobrato High School think?  Here is there feedback.