Opinion: Flextime for School

     Here at Mission Viejo High School we have a schedule that not a lot of other schools share or are familiar with, a flextime schedule or a flexible schedule. What is flextime? Flextime is a part of the day where you do not have a real learning class, more of a classroom where you can either do your homework, study, get help with tutoring, or relax and talk to your friends.

     Many people wonder how this schedule works, well I can’t speak for all schools because every school has its own unique schedule but as a mission student I can explain. 

     Flextime is available on Tuesday through Friday and is 30 minutes long from 10:32 to 11:02 and with a flextime app you are able to create appointments with teachers at a classroom, all you need to do is create an appointment and show your student I.D and your all good to go.

     How the Mission Viejo schedule works is that on Mondays we have all 6 periods which is the reason why we don’t have tutorial that day, on Tuesdays and Thursdays we have even period days which means only periods 2,4 and 6 are the only periods for that day with tutorial included as well. 

     On Wednesdays and Fridays, we have periods 1, 3 and 5 including tutorials too. This is a very nice schedule because it gives students a break from all the hour plus classes, it also gives students more time to work on homework and other assignments which is very nice for students who have a very busy life. 

     The reason why I believe that this is good for students who are busy is because many older students may not have the luxury of staying home and have to help their parents make ends meet and also work and for teachers to just blow that off and still assign homework to kids and expect it all to be done in a nice fashion is not thinking straight especially for high school kids are older and are busy not like elementary school where the work was easy and could be done in a certain time period many kids are busy with certain things in their life and having a more flexible schedule can really help kids a lot. 

     Another reason is sports, if you do football or any other parts balancing homework with your practice can be difficult so this schedule makes it somewhat easier for athletes, for example football practice ends at 7:00 and it takes a while to get from school to get home, shower, eat and finally get started on your homework and with the risk of being kicked out if a sport because of poor grades they need to be on top of there assignments. 

     For these reasons this is why I believe that flextime is good for students is because it provides a more flexible schedule for students and can meet many different needs and benefits for students and because of this schedule many students are able to get help from places like tutorial and have a much shorter schedule. 

 

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