Grapevine and Colleyville Heritage High Schools Moving to Modified Block Schedule
At the January 23 Board of Trustees meeting, GCISD Trustees approved adjusting the high school bell schedule from a traditional block schedule to a modified block.
In 2014-2015, Trustees reinstated the alternating block schedule, which increased the number of courses a student could take from seven to eight; however, there were still students who were only able to enroll in seven courses because one was double blocked.
“Our campus administrators are always looking for ways to improve the educational experience for all students,” said Conrad Streeter, Executive Director of Instructional Leadership. “This new modified block schedule will allow our students to enroll in one additional course, while also helping campus administrators reduce class size and have flexibility when developing the master schedule.”
Administrators for both high schools spent the past several months examining the current bell schedule to determine what improvements could be made. After a proposal was developed, administrators met with parent groups, staff members and student representatives from both campuses. Additionally each campus hosted a feedback session in January to hear directly from parents and students. Once gathering feedback, the item was presented to the Board for the next step in the approval process.
Under the new schedule, first and eighth period will meet for one hour every day and second through seventh period will meet an hour and a half every other day. Please review the side-by-side comparison below for more detail:
|Current Bell Schedule||Proposed Modified Block Schedule|
|A Day||B Day||A Day||B Day|
|1st Period||5th Period||1st Period|
|8:40 - 10:15||8:40 - 9:40|
|2nd Period||6th Period||2nd Period||5th Period|
|10:23 - 11:58||9:45 - 11:15|
|3rd Period||7th Period||3rd Period||6th Period|
|12:06 - 2:12||11:20 - 1:20|
|12:06 - 12:36||A Lunch||11:20 - 11:50||A Lunch|
|12:38 - 1:08||B Lunch||11:50 - 12:20||B Lunch|
|1:10 - 1:40||C Lunch||12:20 - 12:50||C Lunch|
|1:42 - 2:12||D Lunch||12:50 - 1:20||D Lunch|
|4th Period||8th Period||4th Period||7th Period|
|2:20 - 3:55||1:25 - 2:55|
|3:00 - 4:00|