Georgetown schools consider changing class period schedules

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) – Instead of four 90-minute blocks of class time, Andrews and Georgetown High schools are considering seven 55-minute class periods.

After four public meetings about a proposed schedule change, Superintendent Randy Dozier will make his recommendation to the school board at 5:30 Tuesday afternoon. The recommendation may be only for 10th and 11th graders because 9th graders already have an 8-period day and seniors may be allowed to stick with the current schedule.

Most teachers are in favor of the current block schedule and many parents agree.

The four-period day gives students eight classes per year instead of seven, and more class time in each subject.

Supporters of the seven shorter periods plan say it would offer continuous learning in core subjects. They also say it may be the key to improving end of the year test scores.

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