The Academic Day

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The official hours of our academic day are 8:00 a.m. - 3:12 p.m. Students may arrive as early as 7:40 a.m., when they may gather in our cafeteria before homeroom begins. At 7:50 a.m., students go to their homerooms, and they must be present in their homerooms by 8:00 a.m. The homeroom period includes attendance and our morning announcements, featuring student-led, community-wide prayer, broadcast through our internal television system. 

At 8:10 a.m. classes begin. Students in Grades Four through Eight travel through eight academic periods. Their classes each day include math, religion, science, social studies, a specials area class, an extended block period of language arts, and one period is reserved for lunch and recess.   

Students in Kindergarten through Grade Three cover these same subjects, but their schedule is structured to accommodate the needs of young learners. Students in Kindergarten and Grade One are in self-contained classrooms, remaining with their homeroom teacher throughout the day, except for the special area classes, though the full grade comes together for lunch and recess. Students in Second and Third Grade begin to switch between homeroom teachers for some subjects.