Clovis East to change to 6-period schedule

Clovis East High School will move to a six-period day beginning with the start of next academic year in August.

The decision was made this week after nearly three months of discussion involving school staff, parents and district officials.

The decision also affects Reyburn Intermediate School’s schedule.

School officials are making the change to give students more exposure to academic core courses because test scores at the school have not risen as quickly as comparable schools.

The plan was criticized by some parents and students who said the current eight-period schedule gives students opportunities for more elective classes that keep them inspired — and in school.

Of Clovis Unified School District’s five high schools, Clovis East is the only one using an eight-period schedule.