Aug 1, 2014 7:59 AM by AP
Terrebonne Parish public high school students will start the school year Aug. 11 with more classes as the district moves into seven-period days.
District officials made the decision late last year after they determined seven-period days would boost academic achievement, improve comprehension skills and accommodate different learning levels.
Students have been on a block schedule in which they take four 90-minute classes every day and finish a course in one semester rather a full school year. The new schedule will allow courses to be taught year-round, giving students 55 minutes of class time for each subject.
Assistant Superintendent Carol Davis tells The Courier Terrebonne's elementary, middle and junior high schools have also transitioned to a seven-period schedule.