We want your input! Benicia High School is currently in our second year of a three year bell schedule pilot. The pilot is the result of great efforts by the BHS Community, including several committees over the past decade and recommendations from the 2013 and 2016 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) reports. During the 2015-16 school year, a district initiated committee of parents, students, and staff formed the Schedule Advisory Committee and we want to thank them for their work, which led to our schedule change.

The current schedule was implemented during the 2017-2018 school year and provides research-based improvements, including increased instructional time in classes on block schedule days for labs and projects, enhanced assessment practices, implementation of Access period with opportunities for academic and social/emotional wellness support, and fewer transitions and lost time during the school day.

We are excited about the schedule change and the improvement in the overall learning experience for our students. To date, we are noticing an improvement in quarter and semester grades compared to the previous two years. We have also seen an increase in student access to school resources and enrichment opportunities.

The three year pilot includes a yearly analysis and feedback process with staff, as well as an annual vote for any suggested changes. With one more year in the pilot, we want to reach out to you, our BHS Community, to solicit your input regarding the overall effectiveness of the new schedule and any suggestions for improvements you may have. Our hope is that this survey will gather feedback from you to inform our continuing work.

The survey will remain open for responses until February 15, 2019. We will then analyze the data with administration and staff to better understand the results. The survey results will also be published in the March 2019 Panther Post newsletter. Based on the results, we will discuss and consider possible changes to the schedule for next year and staff will then vote on possible changes in April. Any approved changes will be communicated out to the community starting in May 2019.

We appreciate your feedback!

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* 1. Please select your connection to Benicia High School.

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* 2. How satisfied are you with the current 2018-2019 bell schedule at Benicia High Bell Schedule?

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* 3. What time would you prefer Benicia High School start the school day?
(Note: Change to BHS start time would cause an equal change to end time and may cause a change to school start times at other BUSD schools. Later start time was recommended by the Schedule Advisory Committee based on research.)

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* 4. The current modified block schedule has 2 block days (Wednesday and Thursday). Should the schedule have more block days?

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* 5. Should Benicia High School keep Access Period in the bell schedule?

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* 6. Would you prefer that BHS keep the current schedule or try a different schedule next year during the last year of the pilot?

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* 7. Would you prefer a schedule that allows for students to take more classes in one academic year? Currently, most students have a 6 period schedule, with some students taking a 7th period Early Bird or After School class.

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* 8. What considerations are most important to you in your preference of a school bell schedule? (1 being most important)

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* 9. Please note other suggestions or requests regarding the bell schedule for consideration and planning:

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