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Fayetteville High School will move to a modified block schedule with seven classes for the 2023-24 school year, according to FHS principal Dr. Michelle Miller. The current schedule has eight periods.

“There are several advantages in moving to the modified block schedule with seven classes,” said Dr. Miller. “Chief among them is the increase in student academic time in class of almost 900 minutes throughout the school year. The change for next year will also include the elimination of zero hour. By eliminating the zero hour classes that begin at 7:15 a.m., our schedule will better align with the large amount of research that supports a later starting time for secondary students. The elimination of zero hour classes will help our Transportation Department by eliminating several early morning routes for the zero hour classes. Finally, in the new schedule all staff and students will have the same start and end times.”

The modified block schedule with seven classes will retain the “block schedule” featuring “A Days” and “B Days.” The modified block schedule will be

A Day

B Day

Time Allotted

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

1st Period

2nd Period

90 minutes

10:05 - 10:50 a.m.



45 minutes - every day

10:55 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.

3rd Period

4th Period

90 minutes + (3)30 min. lunches

1:10 - 2:40 p.m.

5th Period

6th Period

90 minutes

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

7th Period

7th Period

45 minutes - every day

Miller noted that the new schedule has the unanimous support of each of the department heads at FHS. The new modified block schedule will begin on the first day of school for the 2023-24 school year.