In lieu of traditional exams in all subjects, the final four days of each semester will provide each class an opportunity to meet for a single two-hour block. The uses of these blocks will vary from course to course and teacher to teacher. While some will be used for traditional cumulative exams, others will be used for alternative assessments, presentations of projects, field trips, or as a longer-than-usual stretch of uninterrupted teaching time. Each of the four days will include two learning/assessment periods organized by scheduling time block (A, B, C, etc.).
Students who ride the bus and are therefore at school during an open time block should gather in the Learning Commons for silent study or the Student Center for socializing. Otherwise, students are not expected in school if they do not have an assessment in a particular block. They should be dropped off and picked up accordingly.