Structure of the Day
Our school day runs from 8:30 - 3:00. Students are expected to arrive before that time so that when the bell rings at 8:30 they are in their 1st period class, ready to focus. (Students arriving before 8:15 am are welcome to be in the cafeteria. The back doors off the parking lot are open from 7:30 on. At 8:15 am they can move about the building.)
Da Vinci is on a modified block schedule. This means 3 days a week (Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays) the day is divided into 8 sections -- 7 learning periods and a 30 minute period for lunch / recess. On these days three periods are devoted to LA/SS core, one to math, one to science and two periods each day are spent in arts classes.
A sample student schedule looks like this:
8:30-9:20 1st period Math 3
9:24- 10:11 2nd period LA/SS (core)
10:15-11:02 3rd period LA/SS (core)
11:06-11:53 4th period LA/SS (core)
11:57-12:27 Lunch & Recess
12:31-1:18 5th period Textiles
1:21-2:09 6th period Earth Science
2:13-3:00 7th period Drama Explore
On Wednesdays & Thursday students are in block classes.
On Wednesdays it's EVEN period block (2, 4 & 6 + FLEX);
On Thursdays is ODD period block (1,3,5,7).
Wednesday's Schedule Thursday's Schedule
2nd p 8:30-9:58 1st 8:30-9:58
4th p 10:02-11:27 3rd 10:02-11:27
Lunch/ Recess 11:31-12:01 Lunch/ Recess 11:31-12:01
6th 12:06-1:31 5th 12:06-1:31
FLEX: 1:34-3:00 7th 1:34-3:00
FLEX Curriculum: For 6th & 7th graders, FLEX time is spent in either academic support or enrichment classes. 8th graders are working on their Arts Capstone.
The third Wednesdays of most months is a late opening day. On those days class starts at 10:30 and there is no FLEX period. We start with 2nd period, followed by lunch/recess and then periods 4 and 6.