21-22 Common High School Bell Schedule

21-22 Common High School Bell Schedule
Posted on 07/23/2021
AASD High School Families,
We want to share with you some updates regarding high school bell schedules for the 2021-2022 school year. Our Appleton high schools have each had different start times to the school day, different end times to the day, and several other differences to their individual bell schedules. 

The new high school bell schedule for the 2021-22 school year creates a common bell schedule for all three comprehensive high schools for the first time. It also fulfills the required number of instructional minutes as determined by the Department of Public Instruction, plus additional instructional minutes to account for two inclement weather days.

The schedule introduces time for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) at the end of the school day on the two Wednesdays of the month when late starts do not occur. A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is a team of educators who share ideas and practices to better their teaching and create a learning environment where all students can reach their fullest potential. 

There is a flexible period of time on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between the 2nd and 3rd hours that can be used to support the individual academic, social, and emotional needs of students across all three high schools.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Wednesday Early Release/Late Start Schedule
Hour Start Time End Time  1st* & 3rd Wednesday 2nd & 4th Wednesday
1 8:00 a.m. 8:47 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:47 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:38 a.m.
2 8:52 a.m. 9:39 a.m. 8:52 a.m. 9:39 a.m. 10:43 a.m. 11:21 a.m.
SST/Advisory 9:44 a.m. 10:29 a.m. Doesn't Meet Doesn't Meet Doesn't Meet Doesn't Meet
3 10:34 a.m. 11:21 a.m. 9:44 a.m. 10:31 a.m. 11:26 a.m. 12:04 p.m.
4 11:26 a.m. 12:13 p.m. 10:36 a.m. 11:23 a.m. 12:09 p.m. 12:47 p.m.
5 12:17 p.m. 1:04 p.m. 11:28 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 12:52 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
6 1:09 p.m. 1:56 p.m. 12:20 p.m. 1:07 p.m. 1:35 p.m. 2:13 p.m.
7 2:01 p.m. 2:48 p.m. 1:12 p.m. 1:59 p.m. 2:18 p.m. 2:56 p.m.
8 2:53 p.m. 3:40 p.m. 2:04 p.m. 2:51 p.m. 3:01 p.m. 3:40 p.m.

Because there is only one late start in September on the 22nd, early release will begin with the 3rd Wednesday, September 15th. 

AASD high school principals collaborated with high school staff and District Leadership to ensure that this new common bell schedule provides benefits to all high school students through:
  • A later start time to the school day
  •  Flexible time built in to support the individual needs of students
The common bell schedule takes effect the first day of the 21-22 school year, September 1, 2021.

Student's tentative academic course schedule will be available for students and families to view starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 16.

If you have any questions about the new bell schedule, please reach out to your high school principal.