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Revised Bell Schedules for APAC Programs

June 7, 2018

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The APAC programs at Power Elementary, Bailey Middle and Murrah High are adjusting to accommodate the new bell schedules approved for JPS middle schools and high schools next school year. JPS administration approved the changes that follow for APAC programs for the 2018-2019 school year.

Power APAC Elementary Bell Schedule

The elementary schedule will be adjusted by 10 minutes and will match the bell schedule observed by all other JPS elementary schools. This schedule is for fourth and fifth grade students and teachers of the academic program at Power APAC Elementary School.

School Event 2018-19
School Opens 7 a.m.
Instruction Begins 7:45 a.m.
Instruction Ends 2:15 p.m.
School Closes 3:30 p.m.

Power APAC Arts Bell Schedule

Teachers of the arts programs taught at Power APAC will follow this schedule. High school students will arrive for class in the morning, and middle school students will arrive in the afternoon.

School Event 2018-19
School Opens 8 a.m.
Instruction Begins 8:30 a.m.
Instruction Ends 3:20 p.m.
School Closes 4 p.m.

Block Schedule for Middle School APAC Arts Students

Middle school students will report to Power during 4th block instead of 1st block,  which will be scheduled from 1:46–3:20 p.m. This will give the students 94 minutes of instructional time for arts classes. Middle school arts students are not impacted by the Carnegie unit requirement for Power art electives. Buses will run from Bailey to Power APAC from 1:35-1:40 p.m.

Asterisk (*) indicates arts block for classes taught at Power APAC.

Block Begin Time 
(2018-19)
End Time
(2018-19)
Instructional Minutes 
(2018-19)
1st Block 8 a.m. 9:40 a.m. 100
2nd Block 9:45 a.m. 11:25 a.m. 100
3rd Block 11:30 a.m. 1:35 p.m. 100
4th Block* 1:46 p.m. 3:20 p.m. 94

Block Schedule for High School APAC Arts Students

Murrah High School students will report to Power for arts classes during the 1st block instead of 4th block. Classes will be scheduled from 8:30–10:10 a.m. for 100 minutes of instructional time. This is in keeping with the approved revisions for all high school students that ensure they meet instructional requirements to earn Carnegie units toward graduation.

Asterisk (*) indicates arts block for classes taught at Power APAC.

Block Begin Time 
(2018-19)
End Time
(2018-19)
Instructional Minutes 
(2018-19)
1st Block* 8:30 a.m. 10:10 a.m. 100
2nd Block 10:25 a.m. 12:05 p.m. 100
3rd Block 12:10 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 100
4th Block 2:20 p.m. 4 p.m. 100

The new schedules also address other conflicts faced by middle and high school arts students. This schedule make it possible for them to participate in special programs like Base Pair at Murrah, team sports that require physical education classes, and other extracurricular activities.

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