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Aug 1, 2014 7:59 AM by AP

Terrebonne high schools goes to 7 period schedules

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.


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