2017-18 R.E. Mountain Secondary School Study Block Policy
R.E. Mountain Secondary offers a rich variety of courses and believes that students should take advantage of the opportunity for a full education. In-school study blocks are a privilege reserved for senior students who have ample credits and challenging course loads.
Grade 12 Students are allowed a MAXIMUM of ONE study block. All Grade 12 students are required to take seven full time courses within the timetable, including their Graduation Transitions (GT) Block. GT is a course that only requires students to attend on class out of three classes per week. With on study block, a student will have a total of FIVE study classes available per week.
Grade 11 Students are encouraged to be actively involved in eight courses. A MAXIMUM of ONE study block may be granted if a student meets one of the following criteria:
- The student is enrolled in an extended day course ie. Choir.
- The student is taking a Distributed Learning course outside of Mountain Secondary is eligible for a study block during which the student is expected to work on the DL course.
- The student is maintaining a heavy academic load that would benefit from a study block (permission from parents and administration required).
Grade 9 and 10 Students There are no study blocks for grade 9 and 10 students. In extenuating circumstances, the administration may place a grade 9 or 10 student in a custodial study with a class.
Expectations of Study Blocks
- Students are expected to report to the cafeteria or the library for study block.
- Students are not to be in the hallways or outside the building on the property.
- Students are expected to work productively in study block.
- Students are allowed off the school property with parents’ permission.
- Students must report to the letter “X” in the evacuation area during an emergency evacuation.
Students choosing to use the library during their study block are expected to:
- Use the library for quiet study, reading or computer/network access
- Respect library rules & procedures
- Sign in & out daily
Study Block Contract
Students must apply for a study block that must be signed by their parent and approved by the administration and counselling department. Please submit a completed Study Block Contract to counselling during course planning. If the application for a study block is successful, one course will be dropped from the student’s course requests.