A module is the period of time the academic year is divided into. The Duchesne school year will be divided into six mods, each lasting 29 or 30 days or about 6 weeks. Think of a "mod" as a term or a mini-semester.
A bin is time spent each day in class or an activity. The Upper School day is divided into five bins; Middle School is four bins. Think of a "bin" as a class period.
A, B, and C bins are 90 minutes. A, B, and C bins will focus on academic subjects (math, science, English, history, fine arts, languages). Think of "A, B, C bins" as core courses.
X and 0 bins are 45 minutes. X and 0 bin will be devoted to student activities, electives, as well as some academic subjects. Think of "X and 0 bin" as an elective course.
Detailed information regarding the effect of the mod schedule on course registration and prerequisites, including course offerings, will be distributed in September.
The modular approach allows for:
- Longer class periods – and more classes
- Opportunities to study topics in depth
- More interdisciplinary courses
- More frequent advisory meetings
- More choice in scheduling
- More opportunities to pursue individual passions
- More diversity in scheduling, course offerings, and travel