Mohonasen High School Block Schedule
Mohonasen High School is built on 80-minute blocks of time with the flexibility of conducting two 38-minute periods within each block. What follows are some key things to know about Mohonasen High School’s block schedule:
THE SCHEDULE FOLLOWS AN ALTERNATING SIX-DAY CYCLE: Morning announcements will remind students if it is an A, B, C, D, E or F day. There will also be notices posted around the school as well as on the Mohonasen website.
ALL STUDENTS WILL HAVE A MIXTURE OF 80- AND 38-MINUTE PERIODS EVERY DAY. While at first it may sound confusing, this combination of classes actually allows for more flexibility in instructional time. The information below should help clarify.
HOMEROOM IS SEPARATE FROM THE STUDENT’S REGULAR CLASSES and takes place from 7:38-7:45 a.m. daily. Students must be in homeroom by 7:38 a.m., or they are considered tardy to school.
Classes that are 80-minutes long and meet ACE or BDF days:
- Social Studie
- Foreign Language
- Family/Cons. Science
- Music Theory
Classes that are 38-minutes long and meet every day:
- Band, Orchestra
Classes that are 38 minutes and meet on a rotating basis:
- Study Hall
- Phys. Ed.
- Labs (Academic Intervention Services, Math and Science)
BLOCKS 1-2, 3-4 AND 8-9 are each comprised of 80 minutes of instructional time. Again, depending upon a student’s particular schedule, some students will remain in one class for 80 minutes, while others may be scheduled for two 38-minute classes within the block.
Block 1-2 runs from 7:51 to 9:11 a.m.
Block 3-4 runs from 9:17 to 10:37 a.m.
Block 8-9 runs from 12:51 to 2:11 p.m.
BLOCK 5-6-7 is 122 minutes long and is split into three 38-minute periods. It runs from 10:43 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. daily. All students will eat lunch during one of these 38-minute periods. During the remainder of the time, students will either have an 80-minute class, or two 38-minute classes depending upon individual schedules.
BE ON TIME TO CLASS! There are six minutes between the end of one block and the start of another. There are only four minutes between the 38-minute classes. Since there are fewer students passing during these times within the block, students should easily be able to get from one class to another on time. In some cases you may not have time to stop at your locker, so plan accordingly. If you are 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. This includes homeroom!
ABOUT ACTIVITY PERIOD: Activity period is an important part of the school day at Mohonasen. All faculty are available Tuesday through Friday during these periods. This is a designated time for:
- Extra academic help, when needed, with teachers.
- Scheduled meetings of school clubs, and extracurricular activities.
- Homework, particularly for athletes.
- Detention, if assigned.
- Parent-teacher conferences.
- Buses are available after activity period Tuesday-Thursday.
- HR 7:38-7:45 a.m.
- 1 7:51-8:29 a.m.
- 2 8:33-9:11 a.m.
- 3 9:17-9:55 a.m.
- 4 9:59-10:37 a.m.
- 5 10:43-11:21 a.m.
- 6 11:25a.m.-12:03 p.m.
- 7 12:07-12:45 p.m.
- 8 12:51-1:29 p.m.
- 9 1:33-2:11 p.m.
- 10 2:20-2:50 p.m.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR SCHEDULE? During the first few days of school, your teachers will spend time reviewing the schedule with you. Don’t be afraid to ask a teacher, a friend or stop down to the Counseling and Career Center for help in deciphering your schedule.