We want your feedback!
Coeur d’Alene Public Schools is currently considering three examples of a class schedule structure that would be the same for both Coeur d’Alene High School and Lake City High School. In October 2021 we hosted informational and public feedback sessions at Woodland Middle School and Lakes Middle School. Now we are inviting those who were not able to attend either of those events to learn about the three schedules under consideration by watching this short video.
Watch our video about the high school schedule options
Coeur d’Alene High School operates on a traditional class schedule: 6 periods each day. Lake City High School operates on a block schedule: 8 periods spread out over two days. Over time, the two schedules allowed the schools to develop significant differences in their course offerings and graduation requirements.
The disproportionate system was flagged as a problem in the District’s 2019 Curriculum Audit. (CLICK HERE to view the full audit.) The audit recommended the District provide students at both high schools equal access to comparable programs, services, and opportunities to impact student achievement.
In 2020 the District began researching options for aligning the schedules. This included exploring various models and inviting an initial round of input from students, staff and parents/guardians. We also have considered the impact on dual credit courses, professional technical opportunities at the Kootenai Technical Education Campus, and shared staff between the two high schools.
Our goal is to provide a recommendation to the Board of Trustees this school year, so any change can be implemented in time for the 2022-23 School Year.