AB scheduling changes up students’ routine
Honor and AIM students at Sunrise Mountain had to switch up their routine this year since the English and History were combined into a yearlong AB block schedule.
“Students, instead of having class everyday for one semester have a class every other day throughout the whole year,” AP history teacher Suzanne Story said.
The students heard about this switch in schedules at the end of the last year.
“Last year I was in AIM English and they basically told us that they were going to switch to the AB schedules,” sophomore Immani Gross said. “I just went with it because I wanted to be in the AIM program.”
The reason behind the change in schedule is for the students’ educational benefit, so that they can receive the most amount of knowledge.
“We changed it to AB because there is so much content for students to learn we thought it would be better to spread it out over the whole year instead of cramming it in one semester,” Story said.
Even though the schedule change is for the best there are always downsides.
“We don’t get as much done, I mean, I will go to either class and sometimes we have to recap what we did two days ago,” Gross said.
Whether the new scheduling for the honor and excelled students will be an advantage over the old scheduling is still a mystery.
“I think it’s too early to tell if it’s going to be beneficial or not. I know other campuses do it and have been doing it for a long time,” Story said. “It’s an adjustment, we are still figuring out how it’s going to all work.”