The Drop Schedule
St. Rose High School's Rotating Drop Schedule was implemented during the 2019-2020 school year. Please be mindful this is not a block schedule.
The Rotating Drop Schedule does exactly that. Students have eight classes, however, six classes meet each day and two classes do not meet on that day. Different classes are dropped each day and after a four-day cycle, all eight classes have been dropped once. Each day during the cycle, a morning and afternoon class will be dropped. After four days the cycle will repeat itself.
The Rotating Drop Schedule affords our students many valuable opportunities. Instructional time has increased as classes meet for 52 minutes, as opposed to the 41-minute classes with our former schedule. Extended instructional time allows teachers to engage students using various innovative teaching strategies.
Also, the drop schedule allows our students to take eight classes as opposed to seven classes under the former schedule. Students have the opportunity to take elective classes in the arts, music, engineering, theater, social studies and business. Additional AP classes are available and juniors and seniors have the opportunity to take college credit classes through Seton Hall University’s Project Acceleration. Under the drop schedule, our students are taking four additional classes during their four years at St. Rose High School.
A Flex Period is part of the daily schedule. Students are able to attend daily tutorial sessions at academic centers representing all disciplines.
Here's a sample schedule:
The 2nd column represents Day A in the 4 day cycle. On the bottom of Column A you see the periods that were dropped on the first day of the cycle. History is dropped on Day A but you can see history appears on a diagonal in the B,C and D Day columns. The students elective class is also dropped on Day A but you can also see the Elective Class also appears on a diagonal in the B,C and D Day columns. In the bottom of the B,C, and D Day columns you can see the classes dropped on those days and they will appear in the other columns. The Flex periods are built into the lunch periods.
We spent years researching the best practices for the most effective and innovative high school schedule. That journey led us to the Rotating Drop Schedule and we are proud of its implementation. If you have any questions about this schedule, please contact Admissions via email here, phone ext. 709, or use the Facebook Messenger in the lower right of your screen. We look forward to answering all of your questions.