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Bell Schedule

NHS utilizes a block schedule format. Students must enroll in 7 courses and Seminar to be enrolled full-time. Exceptions must be approved through the Student Assistance Team and the principal.

School days are assigned names—"BLACK" (odd) or "GOLD" (even)—which alternate throughout the school year. For example, if a Black day falls on a Friday, then the next school day (Monday) will be a Gold day.

"Black" days consist of periods 1, 3, 5, 7 and 8. "Gold" days consist of periods 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8. Eighth (8th) period is referred to as "Railer Time.” During Railer Time students have the opportunity to study, read, complete homework, make important appointments that will not require missing academic classes, and receive additional academic assistance.

Start/End Time Black Day Gold Day

7:10 – 7:55 am

Zero hour - Optional

8:00 – 9:30

Period 1 Period 2

9:35 – 11:05

Period 3 Period 4

11:10 – 1:15

Period  5 Period 6
Lunch during 5th or 6th period daily

1:20 – 2:05

Period 7 Period 7

2:10 – 3:10

Period 8 Period 8
     

Lunch 5th (Black) or 6th period (Gold):

Lunch A

11:45 – 12:15 (12:15 pm class begins)

Lunch B

12:15 – 12:45 (12:45 pm class resumes)

Lunch C

12:45 – 1:15

Fifth and sixth period instructors will inform students as to the specific lunch they are assigned. Students may go out for lunch once they have earned enough credits to achieve at least sophomore status.