Middle School Day

A Parker Middle School day is filled with a wide variety of classes ranging from rigorous academic courses to unique electives that encourage students to explore their individual talents and interests. The block schedule is designed to maximize class time, while minimizing subjects taught, and their transitions, within a single day.

About the Block Schedule

The schedule alternates A and B days, with an A-X or B-X day each Friday. On A and B days, four of the eight classes meet each day for 75 minutes each. On A-X or B-X days, four of the eight classes meet for 70 minutues to allow for a 60-minute X block at 9:20 a.m., during which special assemblies and activities take place. The schedule rotates so that across two weeks, each class meets a total of five times - twice during one week, and three during the other.

Students are encouraged to be healthy and active by participating in physical education as one of their eight classes. In addition, study hall blocks are built into student schedules so that they can manage their workload by getting a head start on homework, work together with their peers, or see a teacher for extra help.

Here is an example of what a student might experience on typical A and B days:

 

“A Day”

“B Day”

8:00-9:25

Block A

History

Block B

English

9:35-10:05

Advisory

Family Meeting

10:15-11:30

Block C

Math

Block D

Science

11:30-12:20

Lunch

Lunch

12:20-1:35

Block E

Spanish

Block F

Study Hall

1:45-3:00

Block G

Elective (such as visual arts)

Block H

Physical Education

3:15-4:45

Students may take part in interscholastic sports with new opportunities each season and/or participate in after-school clubs such as Dramatiques.

View or download the full block schedule here.