ERIC Number: ED050863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-3
Reference Count: 0
The Nongraded-Trimester-Minicourse Concept: Report to Date.
Dillingham City School District, AK.
Dillingham High School (grades 7-12) in rural Alaska established a schedule and curriculum which provided students and teachers with an active voice in determining their educational experiences. The result was a group of over 200 one-half-credit "minicourses" offered in a variety of time arrangements. All courses were nongraded through the 9th grade level. Junior high level students were given the opportunity to schedule into regular high school level courses. The school year was divided into 60-day trimesters and 63-minute time blocks consisting of three 21-minute modules. Reaction to the new schedule and curriculum appeared generally favorable from students, teachers, and outside evaluators. Sample schedules, course offerings, and course descriptions are appended, along with an evaluation report, observations by the superintendent, and student and teacher questionnaires. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Dillingham City School District, AK.