Giving us the option to take more classes, a block schedule would benefit many CMHS students. The current bell schedule does not allow students to take all the classes they would like to take. With the way that the schedule is structured now, there is a possibility that certain classes would not be offered next year because there is not enough room. “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,” says activities director Mrs. Delzer, who supports the block schedule, believing it will allow students more flexibility in their schedule.
If implemented, the block schedule would allow students to take up to eight classes. It would be a four by four block, with an A day and a B day. On A days students would have periods 1, 3, 5, and 7, and on B days students would have periods 2, 4, 6, and 8. The amount of A days and B days would alternate each week. For example, one week would have three A days and two B days, while the following week would have three B days and two A days.
Although there are concerns with the block schedule, including the fact that teachers will not get to see their students ever day, Mr. Pannizzo believes that the pros outweigh the cons. The teachers will be voting on the bock schedule on February 11, 2015. The block schedule is not a done deal yet, but the chances of it happening seem to be better than 50/50.