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How Mission Vista Works

"Four by Four" Schedule and Academic Year

Mission Vista operates on a “4x4” block schedule. Students take four classes each 18 week term.  Each class meets daily.  Each one-term class is equivalent to a full year class on a “traditional” high school schedule.  Each course is awarded 5 credits at mid-term and 5 credits at the end of the term for a total of 10 credits per class.

Fall term runs from mid-August to late December, spring term runs from early January to early June. Each term is reported on transcripts with two grades; mid-term and term-final. These are equivalent to first and second semester on a traditional schedule.

 

4x4 Academic Calendar Sample Schedule

Term One (August – January)

Term Two (January – June)

Period

Subject

Mid Term

Final

Period

Subject

Mid Term

Final

1

English

5 credits

5 credits

1

Science

5 credits

5 credits

2

Math

5 credits

5 credits

2

History

5 credits

5 credits

3

P.E.

5 credits

5 credits

3

Elective 2

5 credits

5 credits

4

Elective 1

5 credits

5 credits

4

Elective 3

5 credits

5 credits

 

 

Daily Learning Schedule

(Times approximate)

Monday    (Late Start)

 

Tuesday - Friday

Period

Duration

Period

Duration

1

80 Minutes

1

90 Minutes

2

80 Minutes

2

90 Minutes

Lunch

30 Minutes

Lunch

30 Minutes

3

80 Minutes

3

90 Minutes

4

80 Minutes

4

90 Minutes