High School Trimester Analysis

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Ever since the literary and academic movement in early United States history, education has become a primary issue. Many upscale jobs require some sort of primary and secondary education. The United States has begun to evolve as a country academically. The success is due in part by how well each program is organized. It is crucial that schools across the country are organized in order to be as efficient as possible. One of the best ways to stay organized for the success of the district is to follow a very specific calendar; every school has a preference on just what works best for the program it is in. School District 25 prefers the trimester system, and it is not the best solution. School District 25 should switch from a trimester…show more content…
The current trimester system is making it more difficult for students to focus on the task at hand. “Shorter terms mean a more compact course load during the term” (Trimesters vs Semesters). With the decrease in time to complete assignments and tasks, students are failing to get a complete understanding of the criteria. Most semestral calendars in high schools follow an alternating A-B schedule. This type of schedule requires students to have two separate schedules each term basically. On Monday the students will follow Schedule A, on Tuesday they will follow Schedule B, and then it will go back to Schedule A on Wednesday. The next week would start with Schedule B on Monday and so on. Semesters usually offer 4 or 5 credits each schedule, so if School District 25 were to go back to its semestral calendar, it could offer almost 10 credits per term. Even if the district did not do an A-B type schedule, they could offer more credits per term to reach the graduation requirement. It could offer two terms each having 8 credits available. This would shorten class periods, but with the increase in term length, it would still provide enough time to finish more and acquire more information each term, and students would be able to earn 16 credits a year rather than just 15. The change could also benefit the…show more content…
“About 90% of colleges in the United States run on the semester system” (Nassar). Idaho State University is one of Idaho’s most popular universities because it offers a wide variety of studies for many professions especially those of the health field. Because Idaho State offers an abundant amount of scholarships and the tuition for in-state residents is cheaper, many students consider it as a very possible choice for college education. Idaho State accepts about 95% of its applicants, so admission is minimally difficult. Idaho State is just one of many colleges that follow a semester calendar, and because it is a possibility for many students in Idaho, switching from a trimester system to a semester system would greatly benefit those who plan on attending college. It would help students get a feel for how most college systems work and would better pace them. Like many colleges, there would be only two finals a year which would make many students more content considering the fact that many students feel having three finals is way too
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