Information meeting tonight describes committee’s work on changes to schedule at Mount Si High School

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:20am
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In the spring of 2016, the Snoqualmie Valley School District launched a High School Schedule Advisory Committee (HSSCA) to explore possible changes to the daily bell schedule at Mount Si High School. The group is exploring alternatives to the current six-period schedule, in order to provide greater flexibility in meeting the diverse needs of students.

Many high schools in the region are engaged in a similar process, due to a change in state law concerning graduation requirements. The Washington State Legislature passed E2SSB 6552 in 2014, which directed the State Board of Education to implement the 24-credit graduation requirement for students, starting with the Class of 2019. Previously, the state requirement has been 22 credits.

The High School Schedule Advisory Committee is comprised of approximately 30 students, parents, high school staff, and district administrators. They have been asked to review research, investigate various schedule options used in other high schools, gather feedback from stakeholders, and provide a recommendation with a potential timeline for implementation to the superintendent. This committee has been meeting regularly to study the issue and initiated a survey in September to high school students, parents, and staff to understand priorities and preferences.

The committee has met with high school staff and student focus groups and will host a parent information meeting, at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 30) in the Mount Si High School library. The committee will explain their research and activity to date, share details about the various high school schedule options under consideration, and seek input from the community.

More information regarding the work of the High School Schedule Advisory Committee is available on the committee website, http://www.svsd410.org/Page/6565.

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