View Full Version : Block Scheduling

10-06-07, 11:53 AM
My high school has block schedualing. That means we only have four classes a day, each are 90 minutes long, and eight minutes between classes.
It's great because we don't have much homework at the end of the day but there is a problem.

Everyone with AD/HD will agree that paying attention is one of the hardest parts of AD/HD and with 90 minutes?!?! That's almost unbearable! Does anyone else have block schedualing or some form of it?? :confused:

10-06-07, 03:34 PM
when i was in high school I did . . it was horrible to sit still for that long! I wasn't diagnosed then, so I didn't have an IEP. If you have an IEP, you might be able to have written in it that you get breaks every so often.

10-06-07, 03:42 PM
I have block scheduling now. 4 classes, 90 minutes, 5 minutes to get to the next class. I agree, it's pretty hard to sit still for that long. Especially World History, it seems endless!

Matt S.
10-06-07, 03:52 PM
I hated block scheduling, It wasn't too long ago that I was in high school and 5 minutes after being in class I would bet so bored and it would feel like watching the grass grow to sit in there

10-06-07, 03:55 PM
I used to have 5 lessons a day, 55 mins per lesson, and every now and again would have double lessons of 1 hour and 40 mins.

I couldn't even handle that and eventually was put onto a reduced timetable, I don't know how you put up with block schedualling! :eek:

10-06-07, 08:29 PM
The worst ones for me are Algebra 2 and Sociology.

I absolutly hate Algebra, it's very easy for me and I'm getting an A but it's so boring. I just do my homework while the teacher is teaching.

In Sociology I just have a bad teacher. It intrests me but all she does is lectures and notes. Plus projects which I hate because they are posters. I'm never creative enough for posters.

A block I have community learning and then the last block I have poetry class which I love. That is about the only class I can stand.

10-07-07, 12:19 AM
I have that too, 5*80 mins. some (total of 5*40) aren't blocked up. but the rest we do have blocks. It makes it very hard to keep focused and I normally fail that part, other then that I don't mind it. It does mean that you have less times that you get homework for it, but that is canceled out since you just get more homework per lesson.

10-07-07, 01:50 AM
At my other school, it was 6 blocks per day, for an hour each- 3 minutes to get to each class. Now it's 4 bocks, hour and a half each, five minutes to get to each class.

Either way, it's extremely annoying!

10-07-07, 04:01 PM
i have 4 blocks a day at 80 minutes each. I feel like jumping out of the window. lol

10-11-07, 05:54 PM
Oy, I have block scheduling, too. Eight blocks, four on "A" days and four on "B" days, each ninety minutes. It's impossible! Some kids adjusted really well to it, but I can't stand it 'cause when I started in middle school, it was seven 45 minute classes, which was soooo much easier for me. Then the whole county switched over to block scheduling when I was in eighth grade. :S Apparently it helps you get ready for college...any way you shake it, though, I hate it. >.<

add forums2213
03-25-08, 12:48 PM
I like it ,but I also have lots of interesting classes with good teachers.

03-27-08, 05:36 PM
I don't have block scheduling. I have 6 classes per day at an hour each, with 1/2 an hour for lunch and 5 minutes between each class to switch. I generally zone out within the first 5 minutes.