Redesign Model

The following elements represent SFUSD’s current draft for a redesigned middle grades learning experience.

8-period Modified Block Schedule

  • Students will take eight courses each trimester, with longer periods of time for deeper learning and an exploratory wheel at each grade.
  • This new schedule will permit all students to participate in and benefit from an expanded range of classes and programs.

Universal Learning Experiences

Common Professional Learning Time

  • Weekly afternoon early release time for teachers across all PK-12 SFUSD schools will enable teachers to collaborate with colleagues at other schools and continue to deepen their professional growth.