Louisville Collegiate School purposefully created a daily schedule that increases class time, improves collaboration between students and teachers, provides time for peer interaction, and creates meeting time for teachers to work and plan together more effectively.
The Middle School daily schedule is comprised of four periods that are 75-minutes in length. Students are enrolled in eight periods that are offered over two days (four classes meet for 75 minutes every other day) which include math, English, world language, science, history, physical education, and fine arts. An additional period that functions as a support period includes time for independent reading, study hall, and character and wellness education taught by the guidance counselor. Additional time is built into the daily schedule for daily advisory meetings, town hall meetings, club meetings, and academic enrichment opportunities. The rotating nature of the schedule gives students time for reflection and practice, and it also allows them to see their teachers on the “off day” with questions about the class work or homework. Additionally, there are meaningful and substantive breaks between classes, which allow students proper time to relax, have a snack, connect with friends or teachers, and prepare for the upcoming class.