Some Fairfax secondary schools have late starts or early dismissals

Yesterday I mentioned the comments that Ed Linz made about the amount of instructional time in Fairfax high schools. He noted that in response to the requirements of No Child Left Behind, FCPS high schools “were directed to carve a period of time out of the school day to be used for remediation; students who did not require this assistance would be allowed to do homework, complete makeup work, or, in some schools, socialize or surf the internet during the remediation periods. “

Additional time is taken out of the school day by some secondary schools that have some late start or early dismissal days. The buses keep the same schedule, but students have the option of attending only when classes are actually being held. These schedule changes are sometimes called “collaboration days,” since teachers can take that opportunity to meet and collaborate. A few schools have collaboration days every week.

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