Change Novato High’s School Schedule for the better!

Change Novato High’s School Schedule for the better!

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Marlo Bauer started this petition to NUSD: Novato Unified School District and

During the pandemic, Novato High has introduced the block schedule as a new alternative to the standard 7 periods. Students of Novato High have found that this new schedule is beneficial to both their studies and their mental health.

Instead of having 7 periods a day, this schedule has two hour and a half classes per day with added zoom tutorials from 1:30 to 2:45.

These classes are NOT easier than the standard 7 periods. This is because one course is condensed into a semester instead of it lasting the entire school year. 

Having a block schedule is not a new idea. Colleges all around the US implement this schedule which is also beneficial for high schoolers. This schedule reduces stress, allows time for extracurricular activities (i.e. jobs, clubs, sports etc.) and keeps a student’s focus by having each course reduced into one semester.

It is much easier for students to focus on 3 or 4 classes rather than 7. 

While the 7 period schedule allows for shorter classes it also means less time for extracurricular activities and more stress on our students.

Although parents may have concerns with the normality of a block schedule the pandemic has shown us that we can use this experience to a create a new normal. 

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