School begins at 8:45am
School dismisses at 4:15pm
The High School building will open each morning at 8:15am. Students arriving before 8:15am will have a designated space to wait.
If your child arrives late and after 8:45am you (or an over 18 years of age guardian) will be required to sign in your child in the front office.
Students cannot be pulled out of school after 3:45pm without the permission of Mr. Whitt.
Early Dismissal Hours
School begins at 8:45am
School dismisses at 12:30pm
The Falls Lake Academy Board of Directors believes in meeting student needs and reaching all learners. Because we are a charter school, we have the flexibility to design our school day in a way that offers the maximum opportunities for student success. Moving forward, Falls Lake Academy high school will offer both block and year-long classes. Most electives and traditional core classes will operate on a block schedule, while AP classes and other specialized courses will be offered as year-long classes.
This hybrid model will:
- allow a more flexible schedule for students participating in our VGCC partnership
- create more opportunities for elective courses
- offer varying levels of support for diverse groups of learners
- maximize resources for continuous improvement
Due to the increased number of credit opportunities, our graduation credits have changed. Click here to see the chart to determine your required graduation credits.
Each class will meet for 90 minutes, allowing teachers to cover more material and utilize multi-media. It will also give more time for group interaction/projects and prepare students better for assessments and testing. Homework study patterns will also change as students will not have so many academic classes every day. Students will take four courses per semester for a total of eight courses per year instead of six, therefore earning more credits toward graduation.
Teachers will be trained and prepared to manage longer class periods, so we can improve to reach the mind and the heart of each student at Falls Lake Academy. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, if you have any questions about our new schedule for next year. Below is the high school schedule for the 2018-2019 school year:
1st Block - 8:45a - 10:15a
2nd Block - 10:20a - 11:50a
Lunch/SMART Lunch - 11:50a - 12:45p
3rd Block - 12:50p - 2:20p
4th Block - 2:25p - 3:55p
5 Minutes Between Each Class