FORT VALLEY — Peach County High School students will notice a significant change in their schedules next school year.
The board of education unanimously voted Tuesday to switch from a block to a seven-period schedule. Since the mid-1990s, Peach County High School students have taken four classes a semester, switching classes each semester. Beginning in August, students will take seven classes a day year round.
“This is for our student learning … the top of our list is student achievement,” Board Chairman Jamie Johnson said. A majority of schools in the midstate region already use a seven-period schedule, and there are several benefits to the new schedule, officials and board members said. First, it will give both students and teachers more time to focus on each subject and prepare for end-of-course exams. They will spend a year studying those subjects as opposed to a few months.