Trimester Schedule with Four Long Blocks Daily

Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Washington has three 12-week terms with four courses each, meeting 80 minutes a day, with 50 minutes for lunch, activities, and help. Teachers teach three classes a term and have one 80-minute prep daily. Class size increased by about two students per class; teachers see no more than 90 kids a term. Previously full-year courses now run two terms, not always consecutively unless they have highly sequential content like foreign language or higher math. Some teachers combine subject areas (world history and literature, biology and fitness, contemporary world problems and Spanish) or team-teach to keep the same students all year long.