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High schools move forward

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First, all four public high schools will switch to the seven-period schedule. Although this means the school day will be lengthened by 25 minutes, students would only be in each class for 55 minutes.

This is a large change from the Block System or Modified Block Schedule Systems in place, where some classes last up to 90 minutes. With this new schedule, seniors will be required to stay on campus five out of the seven periods.

The implementation of two programs — dual enrollment and long-distance learning — are also slated to take place.

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