CMS Block Schedule FAQ
- What are the benefits of the CMS Block Schedule?
- What is the bell schedule?
- Do the students take the same classes every day?
- How many classes does my child have each day?
- What are unified arts?
- Will classes change at the end of a trimester?
- How do World Languages work?
- How do Health and Physical Education work?
- What is activity period/learning time?
- How long are student lunches?
- Are there homerooms?
- 6th grade: Students take two core classes (Language Arts and Math) that meet every day for 83 minutes all year long. On an A day, students also have History for 83 minutes and two 40-minute classes (World Language/Reading and Health/Physical Education). On a B day, students have Science for 83 minutes and an 83-minute Unified Arts Introductory class.
- 7th & 8th grades: Students have four core classes that meet every day for 62 minutes all year long (Language Arts, Math, Science, and History). On an A day, students also have two 40-minute classes (World Language/Reading and Health/Physical Education). On a B day, students have one 83-minute Unified Arts class.
The Unified Arts include: Art, Music, Technology Education, Family Consumer Science and Computer Literacy.
All students must take an introductory course in the five Unified Arts areas. Then, students will have a choice to select four Unified Arts electives (one in 7th grade and three in 8th grade).
Students who participate in a CMS Music group (Band, Orchestra, Chorus) do not have to take the introductory Music course. Instead, these students take a specialized Music course (Band, Orchestra, Chorus) for one trimester per year. In addition, students will also have scheduled lessons throughout the year.
- 6th grade: Flex Program – one trimester each of French, Spanish and Latin.
- 7th grade: Students will select their preferred language (French, Spanish or Latin), which will meet every other day for 40-minutes all year long.
- 8th grade: Students will continue in their selected language and continue with the same schedule they followed in 7th grade.