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Research on Block Schedule

BHS leans on research indicating the following benefits of alternating block scheduling:

  • More time for in depth learning
  • Less time wasted on management like attendance and organizing class
  • Time for more varied teaching strategies and more active learning opportunities
  • More opportunities for planning and professional development
  • Stronger teacher-student relationships
  • Fewer student discipline challenges
  • Higher ACT averages (after implementing block scheduling)

The alternating block rotates on a set schedule for the year: