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Grades 9 - 12

Unique Considerations for Grades 9 - 12

High School students are best positioned to work independently, but will still need direct interaction with a teacher to guide them through important learning experiences. High school teachers will consider the full load of student’s coursework and collaborate with colleagues to ensure that the distribution of time per course is appropriate and that expectations for the total amount of time a student spends on tasks each day are reasonable.

A Day in the Life of a CPS High School Student

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    A virtual school day that feels normal

    To the extent possible, high school students will follow a traditional high school schedule. They will attend classes, be given time to transition between classes, and their day will be filled with a balance of live instruction, group activities, and self-directed learning. All CPS students will receive several hours of live instruction every day.

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    Lunch and breaks throughout the day

    High school students will have independent time for lunch as well as short breaks between class periods. These breaks will mirror the time students normally take to change classes during a school day.

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    Academic electives and enrichment

    Students will also have access to full course offerings - including electives - in addition to real-time instruction with their teacher and classmates.