Six-period Day on Monday and Friday and four 80-minute blocks on Tuesday through Thursday. Classes meet four days out of every five.
At Fairdale High School in Jefferson County, Kentucky, teachers see all their students every Monday and Friday, during which they introduce and review the work they will do during longer blocks on two out of the three midweek days. The schedule supports a schoolwide emphasis on using “open-ended questions,” Socratic seminars, simulations, and cooperative learning techniques. Teachers have an 80-minute planning block twice during each week, and a 50-minute planning period Monday and Friday. In addition, a 25-minute advisory period called Teacher Guided Assistance (TGA) meets daily.