Draper Middle School operates on a modified 74-minute “block schedule” with core subjects (math, English, science and social studies) meeting every other day for 80 minutes. Here are some key things to know about Draper’s block schedule:
The schedule follows an alternating cycle: A day; B day; C day and D day. There are signs posted around the school to remind you what day it is in the cycle. A year-long schedule is on the Web. Note: The schedule is planned around scheduled holidays. If a snow day falls on an A day, the next day is an A day.
- Period 1-2 runs from 7:35 a.m. to 8:49 a.m.
Period 3-4 runs from 8:53 a.m. to 10:12 a.m.
Period 5 runs from 10:16 a.m. to 10:51 a.m.
Period 6 runs from 10:55 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Period 7 runs from 11:34 a.m. to 12:09 p.m.
Period 8-9 runs from 12:13 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
For Grade 6: Periods 1-2, 6-7 and 8-9 are 74-minute instructional periods. Periods 3-4 alternate an advisory period (AC days) with a class (BD days), with lunch scheduled for period 5.
For Grade 7: Periods 1-2, 3-4 and 8-9 are 74-minute instructional periods. Periods 5 and 7 alternate an advisory period (BD days) with a class (AC days), with lunch scheduled for period 6.
For Grade 8: Periods 1-2, 3-4 and 6/7-8 are 74-minute instructional periods. Periods 5 and 9 alternate an advisory period (AC days) with a class (BD days), with lunch scheduled for period 6/7.
Advisory period takes place during periods 3-4 (AC days) for grade six and periods 5-7 (BD days) for grade seven and periods 5 and 9 (AC days) for grade eight. Advisory is a time for students to get extra help from teachers, start homework assignments, make up past-due work and/or do some free reading. This is also the time when our band, choir, orchestra and AIS Labs are offered.
Period 10 is held virtually after the regular school day Tuesday and Thursday from 2:10 to 2:50 p.m. This is a designated time for:
Additional academic help, when needed, with teachers;
Scheduled meetings of school clubs and other extracurricular activities;
Homework, particularly for student athletes;
Detention, if assigned; and
Be on time to class! There are only four minutes between the end of one class and the start of another. In many cases you will not have time to stop at your locker, so plan accordingly. If you get detained by a teacher, ask for a pass. Otherwise, if you’re not in your class by the time the bell rings, you’re tardy.
Questions about your schedule?
Don’t be afraid to ask a teacher, a friend or stop down to the Guidance Office for help deciphering your schedule.