Terrebonne Parish public high schools move to 7 period days, school starts Aug. 11


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HOUMA, Louisiana — Terrebonne Parish public high school students will start the school year Aug. 11 with more classes as the district moves into seven-period days.

District officials made the decision late last year after they determined seven-period days would boost academic achievement, improve comprehension skills and accommodate different learning levels.

Students have been on a block schedule in which they take four 90-minute classes every day and finish a course in one semester rather a full school year. The new schedule will allow courses to be taught year-round, giving students 55 minutes of class time for each subject.

Assistant Superintendent Carol Davis tells The Courier (http://bit.ly/1natXWa ) Terrebonne's elementary, middle and junior high schools have also transitioned to a seven-period schedule.

Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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