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NEW Tutorial Bell Schedule

Introducing the NEW Pacifica High School Tutorial Bell Schedule  


We are very excited about the idea of providing targeted assistance to students on a more frequent basis. Pacifica will roll out a new bell schedule 2nd semester that will support students in the classes for which they need the most help. We will use January to practice the schedule with the students.


Based on feedback from parents, students, and staff, a need exists to take a different approach to our existing Extension schedule. Under the current Extension schedule, every class period is “extended” by 25 minutes once every two weeks to provide additional support to students. So, students receive extra time in every class they take, once every other week.


What the new bell schedule will provide is a 33 minute “Tutorial” period at the end of 2nd period on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During this Tutorial time students will report to the class in which they need the most help. For example, a student who needs help in math could be able to attend math tutorials four times in a two week period. So a student who chooses help in one class will be provided 132 minutes of additional help in that class instead of 25 minutes once every two weeks. Students who are failing classes will be assigned “Mandatorials,” meaning they must attend tutorials for D/F grades.
 
Please see the Resources below to help navigate our new program: