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ERIC Number: ED081063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 56
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Tewksbury's Plan: The Continuous School Day.
DeGregorio, William
Tewksbury High School, Massachusetts, solved overcrowding problems by rearranging its school day. The continuous school day devised to solve this overcrowding is a double overlap schedule under which seniors attend school from 7:30 a.m. to noon; juniors from approximately 9:30 to 2:50 p.m.; and sophomores from noon to 4:54 p.m. Under this plan, no more than 943 students at a time are in the building, which has a housing limitation of 1,000 students. Teachers' schedules are staggered and overlap those of the students. The new scheduling has not only solved the overcrowded situation, but has also allowed the school to move from about 90 course offerings to 183. An evaluation of the program after three quarters of a year of operation, including a survey of teacher and student attitudes toward the new system, is included in the report. (Dittoed material may reproduce poorly.) (Author/JF)
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Note: Paper presented at National Association of Secondary School Principals Annual Convention (57th, Dallas, Texas, February 2-7, 1973)