Basic Academy is on a modified block schedule for the 2019-20 school year. All students are scheduled with 8 classes (except for some Seniors who may have less than eight). On a normal school day, students attend either 4 or 8 classes (see below) with two lunches scheduled near the middle of the day.
There are 3 types of daily bell patterns at Basic Academy:
Common Day – Students attend all 8 class periods for 39 minutes each
Odd Day – Students attend periods 1, 3, 5 and 7 for 81-83 minutes each
Even Day – Students attend periods 2, 4, 6 and 8 for 81-83 minutes each
LUNCH PERIODS – Lunch period assignments will be based on a student's 5th period class for Common and Odd days and a student's 6th period class for Even days. The room assignments for all lunch periods are as follows:
1st (Blue) Lunch: all 200 classrooms, 300 classrooms, 800 classrooms
2nd (silver) Lunch: all 100 classrooms, 400 classrooms, 600 classrooms, 700 classrooms & the gym, all portables
Parent and students are reminded that lunch assignments are based on two different class periods (5th for common and odd; 6th for even) during the week. Therefore, it is possible for a student to have different lunch assignments on different days depending on what room those classes are located. Students are strongly encouraged to verify their lunch assignments in advance with the help of a teacher, counselor or administrator.
CLICK HERE for a downloadable copy (PDF) of the new 2019-20 bell schedules
On a typical 5 day school week, the class schedule is as follows (students attend each class 3 days a week):
Monday – Common Day
Tuesday – Odd Day
Wednesday – Even Day
Thursday – Odd Day
Friday – Even Day
SHORTENED SCHOOL WEEKS – In the event of a school week being shortened by holiday where there are less than 5 school days, the week's schedule will be adjusted so that the odd and even class periods meet the same number of times that week. Such events are almost always known in advance so a full-year common/even/odd class calendar is provided to all students on the first day of school and is posted in every classroom on campus.
ASSEMBLY SCHEDULES – On occasion, Basic Academy will hold a school-wide assembly. Assemblies at Basic Academy are held at the end of school day (after all classes and lunch; see images above). Attendance at an assembly is optional. Students who choose not to attend an assembly must leave campus. They are not permitted to stay/wander in the main building during the assembly. Buses will arrive at their normal time to transport students home.