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2017-18 Daily Academic Schedule

At long last, we are proud to share the new daily academic schedule with the Cushing community! This schedule represents the extensive work of the Scheduling Committee last spring and combines the perspectives of students, parents, and faculty.  While there are many aspirations encompassed within this schedule, we hope that students will experience a beneficial change in the pace of the day—one that is less frenetic with the delayed (8:30 am) start and the increased passing time in some instances. We have also retained important communal meeting time for all-school assemblies, lunch, and advisor meetings.
 
In terms of “translating” the schedule, the basic operating premise is that there are two coexisting modes upon which classes will function.  Some classes will meet four times per week, varying in length from 45 minutes to 65 minutes; other classes (primarily AP classes, advanced Visual Arts classes, and many Performing Arts classes) will meet three times per week, for 70 minutes each (both models meeting for 210 minutes per week). 
 
The classes that meet four times per week are represented by a single letter (A, B, C, D, etc.), and the classes meeting three times per week are indicated by double letters (AB, BC, CD, DE, EF).  Some students will have only single-letter classes, but most will have a blend, especially as they become older. The dual format will allow teachers the flexibility to craft their approach in ways that are discipline- and level-specific; thus, creating the most dynamic learning environment possible.  
 
It’s going to be a great year! 

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Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.

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