Genius Hour Information for Parents
What is Genius Hour?
Genius Hour is a 60-minute block of time on Tuesdays and Thursdays, where students are allowed to eat lunch, attend tutorials, attend club or organization meetings, be active, or participate in other self-selected student activities. Students must eat in one of the two 30-minute sessions, and may attend their choice of self-selected activities in the other. On Monday during their regular Advisory class period, the students are asked to fill out a “Plan Your Time” form selecting the activity they want to participate in, and the advisory teacher must sign-off on his or her selection. The Genius Hour schedule provides meaningful opportunities for time management, self-advocacy, and extracurricular activities. At any time, we may choose to return to our traditional bell schedule if we feel students are not acting responsibly during Genius Hour.
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