J-term slated to stay for 2020

J-term is staying so get excited for all your fun classes and passing grades.

Brandon Crain

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We can finally put the rumors to rest.

Despite some believing that J-term was on its way out, Principal Jim Jones said on Friday that there is currently no plan to change the current schedule.  

Science teacher Rebecca Steinke, who has worked closely with the administration and the counseling department to design J-term, confirmed that there will be no changes to the 2019-20 schedule. She said that any schedule change for next year would have to be decided before the calendar committee meets on March 24. And because we have already forecasted for next year, this is a good indication that the schedule will not be changing.

“We have already forecasted for next year and a lot of the forecasting decisions are made based on the assumption that kids are going to have six periods a day for two semesters and an opportunity for additional credit for J-term, said Steinke.  “If we were going to have a different schedule, we wouldn’t have forecasted the way we did.”

Although there are not changes to the schedule planned for next year, Jones did not rule out changing the 2020-21 schedule after looking at three years of J-term data.