Modified Block Schedule & Flex Time
Incarnate Word Academy runs on a modified block schedule. A modified block schedule allows teachers and students extended time with each class one time per week for an experiential activity, a lab, a longer AP-style test, or time to teach with time remaining for supported practice. It also ensures that students are in all of their classes on most days, especially classes that need consistent practice. Modified block schedules can also reduce student homework load since they have fewer classes to prepare for twice a week. Students learn time-management and prioritization skills through Flex Time, 40 minutes at the end of each school day that is used at the student's discretion. Flex Time provides opportunities for students to engage in tutoring, collaborate in groups, plan for the week or participate in enrichment activities like speakers or stress management workshops.
Please see below for the modified block bell schedule or download here.