ERIC Number: ED101451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
The Shrewsbury Plan: Flexible Scheduling/Extended Day. A Report.
Laplante, John Guy
This publication describes the development and operation of the scheduling plan developed by the Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, school system. The plan, designed to maximize the use of available facilities and to expand the curriculum offering, combines a fifty-hour instructional week, alternative learning opportunities throughout the community, an expanded curriculum of 200 course offerings on an elective trimester basis, late afternoon and evening classes, the near elimination of study halls, and visiting instructors for specialized subject areas. Pupils attend classes on a required basis four days a week during the A-Block Session (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and are encouraged to elect into the B-Block (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and C-Block (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) classes. On the fifth day, pupils are encouraged to participate in a Career Opportunity Program in which they work in hospitals and schools as volunteer aides. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Extended School Day, Flexible Schedules, Flexible Scheduling, School Counseling, School Schedules, Secondary Education, Space Utilization, Trimester System
The School Superintendent, Shrewsbury Public Schools, 100 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545 ($1.00, Quantity discounts, Make checks payable to Project Publish, Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Shrewsbury Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts