Campus "Flexes" New Schedule
With the new school year comes a new and improved schedule. This year, FLEX time is a week-long schedule and it’s dedicated to ensuring that students’ grades are high and that their mindsets are positive.
“The FLEX schedule actually came from a group of teachers,” Academic Dean Allison Gillentine said. “They are a FLEX focus group and I asked for their opinions about last year as well as what they felt was best for the students. They came up with the idea to have a five day FLEX schedule since the schedule was so confusing last year.”
The new FLEX schedule doesn’t just focus on academics every day, but mental health as well when it comes to the student body as a whole. Mondays and Fridays will consist of FLEX leadership which is a program based on the needs of students.
“We want to make sure that we are taking care of you as an entire person so that when you leave Seguin High School you are successful in college,” Gillentine said. “I think this will have a big impact for all different kinds of students here. We have students that want to go to a trade school, students who want to have CTE professions and we even have students who want to go to four or even two year colleges. We just want to make sure that students are equipped to handle everything as an adult once they don’t have that support of a home life after high school.”
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays will be focused on improving students' grades as per usual while also improving their reading levels by adding a time specifically for reading.
“The reading time is specially engineered because of the new STAAR tests and the new teks it requires,” Gillentine said. “The best way to do that is to put it into our schedule. Additionally, if students aren’t always highly literate, they usually aren’t as successful in any content. So being able to choose what you want to read for more depth and complexity to make your own reading levels higher just benefits everything else so positively.”
The new schedule has been implemented to be used throughout the entire 2019-20 school year and is here to benefit the students of SHS as best as it can.