Program of Studies
The Program of Studies will help students and parents plan high school courses. This is not a process that should be taken lightly or done in a rushed fashion. The courses you take in high school will provide you with the skills and understandings necessary to become a well-educated person, and they will provide the foundation for life beyond high school. In addition to planning a schedule for next year, you should draft a plan for all four years of high school. This draft will help you to see how the courses you take each year will prepare you to graduate from high school, college and career ready.
At both Fairfield Freshman School and Fairfield High School, the academic day is divided into seven class periods. Each period is approximately 45 minutes in length. Most courses are 36 weeks in length (two semesters) and are worth one credit. Some courses, such as Health and a few electives, are 18 weeks long and are worth one-half credit. Physical Education is an 18-week course, but by Ohio law it is only worth one-fourth credit.
A study period (study hall) can be scheduled in place of a class if parents agree that this is in the student’s best interest or if schedule conflicts make it impossible for a student to take a needed course. The school tries hard to avoid schedule conflicts, but they do occur. Planning ahead can help to minimize the chance of schedule conflicts.
The Academy has an AM and PM session which are each approximately 3 hours in length. Students are assigned to a session and are required to attend on time, daily. Their day begins with an advisory period followed by a rotation schedule into each of the 4 core subject area classrooms. Due to the shortened day, students are expected to work outside of their session time in order to keep pace in core subjects and complete required elective courses so they graduate on time.
View the 2018-2019 Program of Studies for Fairfield Senior High School, Fairfield Freshman School, and Fairfield Academy by selecting the file listed at the top of this page.