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Category: Academic

As per Florida Statute, a minimum of 180 instructional days will be provided to students, following the annual calendar set forth by the Sponsor. The hours of instructional time will be aligned to state and district requirements.

 

The School’s instructional day will have a minimum of 360 minutes of instruction each day. The number of instructional days per year and hours per day, as well as the school calendar, will be consistent with the district for each year of the charter’s term.

 

The school day will include the time requirements for language arts, mathematics, science, history, social science and physical education as stipulated by M-DCPS for each grade level. These requirements will be evident and documented through published school schedules and teacher lesson plans. The following listing demonstrates the minimum amount of time that students will engage in effective instruction:

 

Grades K-5

Reading/Language Arts

  • 90 minutes of uninterrupted, consecutive instruction in reading
  • Additional 30 minutes of language arts instruction (grammar, spelling, etc.)

Mathematics

  • 60 minutes of uninterrupted, consecutive time

Science

  • 90 minutes per week for grades K-1
  • 150 minutes per week for grades 2-5

Social Studies

  • 90 minutes per week for grades K-1
  • 150 minutes per week for grades 2-5

Physical Education

  • 150 minutes per week

The Arts

  • 40 minutes per week in both music and art for grades K-1
  • 60 minutes per week in both music and art for grades 2-5

Grade 6

6 periods, with 55 minutes of instruction per period

5 minute breaks between periods

Course offerings documented in Sections 4 and 6 of this application

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