Notably, one of the biggest changes has been a shift from 50 minute classes to 85 minute classes. In order for MMHS to fit 85-minute classes into its schedule, they shifted to two days known as A and B days compared to the seven-day rotation in previous years. Each day this year consists of four class periods all spanning 85 minutes in order to lower the amount of classrooms and interactions students and staff have. Each A day has periods 1-4 and each B day has period 5-8.
Another major change that has taken place this school year was the introduction of a directed study period for every student that takes place during period 8. In previous years, only certain students would get a directed study period, and this only happened if the student was not enrolled in a class that period. This most frequently happened to students in grades 11 and 12.
The Falconer spoke to a few staff and students to get their opinions and feelings on the new class schedule.