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Block Scheduling

 

 

Sacred Heart Academy operates on a four-block schedule each day, alternating between White Days (blocks A, B, C, D) and Blue Days (blocks E, F, G, H). Each block is approximately 80-minutes long. On blue days students have a TEAM period. This block offers students the opportunity to develop their planning, prioritizing, and academic preparation skills.

 

The 80-minute period is organized by grade level and alphabet and is divided into two 40 minute halves. During these blocks, students can seek additional help from teachers, study with peers, collaborate on group projects, visit the counselor or the academic dean or simply remain in the classroom for independent quiet study.

 

Students must schedule appointments in advance which helps them to develop their organizational skills while increasing independence and self-advocacy. Additionally, if there is a school-wide assembly, liturgy, pep rally, a special program, a class meeting, or activity, it will be held during this TEAM period so that the co-curricular activities enhance rather than interrupt instructional time.