Sufficient Time

Ensure students have enough time to meet rigorous standards and engage in motivating enrichment opportunities.


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Generation Schools: College and Career Intensives

The Generation Schools Model extends the school year to 200 days and provides students with a unique opportunity to take courses relevant to college and career, while also maintaining standard teacher work hours through staggered teacher schedules.

Design features:

  • Intersession
  • Trimester Schedule
  • Expanding Learning Time


 

Boston Arts Academy: Expanded Learning Time

While a significant number of BAA's artistically talented students arrive performing below grade level, they get extra time and attention to catch up through expanded learning time, while also pursuing rigorous training in the arts. BAA is able to extend the school day by staggering teacher schedules. Each year, over 94% of BAA graduates are accepted to college, and many are the first in their families to do so. 

Design features:

  • Expanded Learning Time
  • Semester Schedule
  • Extended Time on Priority Subjects
  • Advisory
  • Tutoring


 

Rocketship K-3: Blended Learning Lab Rotation Model

The Rocketship Flex Model  extends the school day to 8.5 hours (7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.), where 6.5 hours are spent on core subjects.

Design Features:

  • Blended Learning Lab Rotation Model
  • Elementary Teacher Subject Specialization
  • Strategic Large Grouping
  • Extended Time on Priority Subjects
  • Expanded Learning Time


 

Rocketship 4-5: Blended Learning Flex Model

The Rocketship Flex Model extends the school day to 8.5 hours (7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.), where six hours are spent on core subjects.

Design features:

  • Blended Learning Flex Model
  • Teacher Teaming
  • Elementary Teacher Subject Specialization
  • Extended Time on Priority Subjects
  • Expanded Learning Time
  • Family Model