After Speaking with Mr.Haley, the goal of the block schedule is to,
“Provide students with the [best] opportunities Costa Mesa has to offer and to let students choose there own pathways such as classes and electives they want during high school [which will] hopefully inspire students to make choices beyond high school they’re passionate about.”
Along with the high school, Costa Mesa Middle School students will also be transitioning to the block schedule. Additionally, lunch time will be looking a little different; middle school and high school will be having one lunch, together. There will be more places to buy lunch called, “points of service.” The cafeteria staff will need to serve three times more amounts of food in the time period allocated for lunch. There will be two identified places for each the middle school and high school students to purchase lunch and snacks.
Block schedule has been denied from Costa Mesa for four consecutive years, and in its fifth year was approved. 100% of Mesa’s certificated staff voted. 67% percent of the votes had to be a “yes” for the schedule to pass; Mesa had a passing vote of 76%, bringing about the new change.
“A block schedule, or a different schedule than the one we currently have, would allow us to keep all of those classes, not to mention offer more classes in our signature academies, which are Delta and ACE,”