California High School Students Support Eight-Period Day
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Due to the recent announcement of the switch to an eight-period schedule next year, many students around the high school have been talking and voicing their opinions about the subject. Overall, the change has received a lot of positive feedback from students.
Freshman Brandon Embry says, "It will help. It will give us more time for things like music and band."
Junior Wyatt Martensen also said, "It will allow band members to take more classes and have more time in classrooms."
Not only will the 8-period schedule give students involved in band, choir and other co-curricular programs the opportunity to take new classes, but it will also give them the option to take more music-related classes.
Senior Mitchell Cox says, "I think it will make it easier for students to get the credits that they need to graduate, and it will only be a five minute difference in all of the classes."
Although many students support the idea, some think additional changes could be made. Junior Bailey Glenn states, "I would like it if we could take study hall as one of the eight hours of the day."
Other students like junior Leo Lutz and sophomore Alec Koelling think the eight-period schedule would benefit students most if it were in a block scheduling format where students only took four classes per day instead of regular scheduling.