This post will answer FAQs regarding scheduling, schedule changes, and more for the 2020-2021 school year. We will cover how to read the schedule, how to submit a schedule change, what the course names means, and e-learning questions.
Before we get started, I would like to sincerely thank everyone for their patience. Counselors typically have 2 months to create and edit schedules. With the recent change to block scheduling, we have had 2 weeks. We are working around the clock, sometimes 14 hour days, and weekends, to accommodate everyone’s needs. Thanks again for your patience and understanding. Block scheduling is a new concept to us all.
How to Read the Schedule
By now you have received your schedule. If not, your counselor is working on it. We are very excited to have so many new students join us! If you are new to us, it does take us some time to collect transcripts, and place you in the appropriate classes. For continuing Minutemen, the schedules look completely different than what you are used to. Mr. Rhyne, our Assistant Principal of Curriculum, created an extremely helpful video on how to read your schedule. Check that video out here:
In a nutshell, schedules show an overview of the entire year. Some classes, like Career Research, only last nine weeks aka one quarter. In the 7 period schedule, Career Research would have lasted one semester. With block scheduling, nine weeks is one semester. Other classes, like English, that previously lasted the full year now only lasts 18 weeks.
Here is an example schedule:
We included red boxes around each portion of the example schedule that we will now explain. Starting with the far left of the schedule:
S= Section. This is where you will see what quarter each class will be in. For example, 2= second nine weeks aka the last quarter of the first term (or fall term)
MODS= Module. Here is where you will see which period each class is. For example, this student has Physics Honors 4th period in sections 1 & 2. This means for the entire first term (or fall term) August-January this student has Physics Honors 4th period.
TITLE= Name. Here you will see the name of the courses. Yes, some of the courses have funny names (more on this later).
BLDG/RM= Building and room number. This is where you will find where each class is located. Building number comes first, followed by the room number. For example, Design Services is building 3, room 109.
TIMES= Time. Here you will find the duration, in military time, of the class. 3rd period is currently showing as 2 hours. This is when lunch will be. We will have 3 different lunch periods this year, and have not yet assigned those to students. You will also see that F times are different. Fridays are still our early release days, so the Friday schedule is different than Monday-Thursday times.
We met with most students during the 2019-2020 school year, and collected their course request sheets. Mr. Kellam, our IB Coordinator, and myself (Ms. Carr) also went to Roosevelt and Cape View Elementary schools and collected course requests from the now 7th graders. We all, guidance as a whole, try to schedule students into their choice electives. Unfortunately, due to limited class sizes, or classes conflicting with each other, we are not always able to schedule students into their preferences. We are even more limited than usual with block scheduling. One teacher now only has 3 periods per day they teach, and 1 planning period. Many students were placed in classes that fit into their schedules, and not their choice. Due to the high volume of emails and phone calls we are receiving daily, we ask that you complete your schedule change request online by visiting:
We also ask that you submit academic-only change requests.
Course Name Meanings:
The names of our courses are often confusing. Here are some common confusing ones:
High School Classes:
Temp Instr Plac= Homeroom. For the 2020-2021 year we have added a homeroom class. This class is only on Fridays, and will be a way for CBJSHS to deliver announcements, and reduce interrupting regular classes.
V Lab= Virtual Lab. This is in our computer lab with a teacher, but where you will take a class through Brevard Virtual School.
Vir Off= Virtual Lab off campus. You will not be on campus for this period if this appears on your schedule. You will take a class through Brevard Virtual School, but not on the CBJSHS campus.
DE Off Camp & Duenr Yr= Dual Enrollment. These titles, used interchangeably, signify you are off campus due to EFSC classes. We will add your specific EFSC classes to your schedule at a later date.
AR Lead Ed/Tra= ROTC. This is our Army ROTC course title. There should also be a number that follows, which explains which year you are in.
Middle School Classes:
M/J Accel Ma G7= Accelerated Math 7th Grade. This is the main math for 7th graders, and is essentially pre-algebra.
MJ IB Myp Comp2= 7th Grade Science. All 7th grade students are in this science class.
M/J IB Myp L/L2= 7th Grade English. All 7th grade students are in this English class.
MJ IB Myp Civ A= 7th Grade Civics. All 7th grade students are in this Civics class.
M/J Ind/Dual Sp, M/J Wellness Ed= Middle School PE for 7th and 8th graders.
We do not have a way to identify on the schedules which classes are e-learning. If a class will be taken through e-learning, it will appear on the schedule as being physically on-campus; however, you will login to your class from the comfort of your home. You will need to still follow the class times (bell schedule) for all e-learning classes. Classroom teachers will be sending information out prior to the class starting with how to login. Classes will be either through Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
If you are taking a class through Brevard Virtual School, and it does not appear on your schedule as Vir Lab or Vir Off, let your counselor know. If you have not already signed up for those courses, do so ASAP. For more information about Brevard Virtual, check out the blog post here:
I hope this post was helpful and cleared up some things. Please let us know if you have additional questions.
Ms. Carr: Grades 7 & 10: email@example.com
Ms. Mackin: Grades 8 & 11: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Haley: Grades 9 & 12: email@example.com