Class schedules may seem a little different next year for students at Lansing High School.

Class schedules may seem a little different next year for students at Lansing High School.

The school will be switching to a block schedule for two days a week. And classes will start an hour later each Thursday, according to teacher Christina Hoverson, who serves on the high school's building leadership team.

Under the old schedule, students had seven classes and a homeroom period each school day.

Hoverson said students will still follow this schedule on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

“On Wednesday and Thursday, we'll run a block schedule,” she said.

Classes during the block schedule will be about 90 minutes in length.

Hoverson said students will have half of their classes each Wednesday and the remaining half on Thursday.

She said the block schedule will allow more time for single lessons. She said students will be able to complete a science lab during one class period instead of dividing it up over multiple class periods.

The school will start one hour later for students each Thursday. Hoverson said this will allow for one hour of staff collaboration each week.

Under the old schedule, teachers had a 90-minute period once a month for collaboration.

Hoverson said staff will use the additional collaboration time to work on things such as updating curriculum to meet new state standards.

Members of the Lansing Board of Education were briefed on the changes to the Lansing High School schedule last month.

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