Steering away from A-day, b-day schedule


A-day, B-day schedule V.S Semesterized classes

For as long as one can remember, the A-day, B-day schedule has existed since middle school. However, some might say it’s time to change that. New suggestions like semester classes would improve the bond between students and teachers. The American Psychological Association states, “Improving students’ relationships with teachers has important, positive, and long-lasting implications for both students’ academic and social development.” 

Due to the overpopulated schools, some students go unknown and don’t receive the help or recognition needed. Semester classes would allow teachers to communicate more with students and create a bond along with allowing teachers to focus more on lesson plans if needed, and take away the stress from trying to remember a lesson plan they gave two days ago along with trying to remember 150 student names by face to create a bond expanding the education they receive.

“It would help momentum in my classes if we met every day; there’s,  there’s trouble with lack of momentum in teachers when we only see students every 48 hours,” Said Science teacher Mr.Minkin. 

According to Spring ISD, “Momentum in  High School will offer a path to graduation for students seeking an alternative to the traditional middle school or high school experience.”  Momentum is needed for motivation; without motivation, some students give up on school, creating a cycle.

When it comes to students, some struggle with communicating with teachers, and with semester classes, it would allow students’ communication skills to improve, allowing teachers to focus and manage small classes, according to the Public School Review. “Teachers have more flexibility to use different instructional approaches. Fewer students are less distracting to each other than a large group of children. Teachers have more time to teach because there are fewer discipline problems.”

“I feel like personally, it can be difficult managing eight  classes a week just because there are all different subjects and each teacher gives out different ways of teaching materials.” Said junior Giselle Sanchez. “And how we should accomplish each assignment to their liking. This makes the work harder to get done and moving along with any other assignment.” 

Some students struggle with social anxiety and mental health problems; if a Semester schedule were to be added, creating classes with fewer students would benefit or help with their social anxiety. “individuals can connect more closely with their peers and become more confident and comfortable when it comes to sharing their ideas and perspectives. These connections lead to lasting friendships.” Said Mclennan community college

Some might hope that in the upcoming years, some changes will be made to allow students to evolve and experience a good environment in high school. While maintaining good mental health and grades.