HS – Curriculum

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Each semester has five core periods dedicated to academic classes.  Non-seniors are expected to take classes during all five periods, with some exceptions to allow students to engage in independent research, work with personal tutors or take classes outside of Harmony.  First semester seniors are expected to use four of the core periods for academic classes with the extra period being used to prepared for their senior projects.

Course Credit

Credit for a course is awarded by the teacher to the student upon that student’s completion of the course.  Teachers may use a variety of methods to evaluate students including any of the following: projects, homework, quizzes, tests, papers, and class performance.  Feedback on the course  is provided via teacher’s comments and during the parent-student-teacher conferences.

Class Selection

First semester courses are selected by the students at the first Family Meeting before the McCormick’s Creek trip.  Second semester courses are selected during a Family Meeting in December.  Schedules are created within a few days of course selection.

Semester Schedule

First semester morning classes (periods one through four) begin the first day following the McCormick’s Creek trip.  Fifth period begins two weeks later.  Short fifth periods and Exploration begin the first Monday of October, and long fifth periods and Creation resume in November.  The last day of the first semester is the 2nd or 3rd Friday of December, the day of our Holiday Follies.  Second semester classes begin the first day following winter break and lasts until the final day before parent-teacher conferences.

Weekly Schedule

Morning short periods days are Monday, Tuesday and Friday.  Morning long period days are Wednesday and Thursday.  Afternoons on Monday through Wednesday are reserved for Exploration and/or Fifth Period.  Thursday afternoons are for advisories or Creation.  Friday afternoons we have Family Meeting.

Daily Schedule

Unless otherwise notified, school begins each day at 9:00 am.  Students should be seated in their first scheduled class by 9:00 am.  Morning classes continue until students are released for lunch. Students must return from lunch before 1:00 pm.  Afternoon programming (fifth period, exploration, creation, or advisory) continues until 2:45 pm.  Students are expected to perform their clean up jobs between 2:45 and 3:00 pm.  Each student is released from school after he or she completes his or her clean up job.  All students must leave the building by 5:00 pm.

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