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The School Day

High school


  • Generally, the school day begins at 8:30 and ends at 3:30, from Monday to Friday. There may be slight variations between schools.
  •  Daily schedules of classes and activities differ from school to school.
  •  In high schools, students have several teachers for instruction in subject areas.
  •  In some high schools, the academic year is divided into two semesters. Semester 1: late August to January; Semester 2: February to June. Final exams are written at the end of each semester. In a semestered school, there may be as many as 5 or 6 classes per day taught in specific blocks of time. Blocks may range from 45 minutes to 75 minutes, depending on the school and its timetable structure.
  •  Some high schools have a cafeteria. Students may purchase lunch, bring lunch to school, or go home for lunch. Teachers or designated supervisors are responsible for all students who remain on school property during the lunch hour.