Dear Ospreys and Families,
Yesterday afternoon at our all school meeting, staff presented 1st quarter XBlock classes to all students. XBlock is our physical education program at AHS, and classes meet once a week on Wednesday from 12:43 to 3:25. Tomorrow in core math classes, students will complete an online form they will receive via their AHS email to indicate their top choices. XBlock classes begin next Wednesday, August 30 and 1st quarter XBlock classes meet seven times, through October 11.
Many of the XBlock classes are free, while some require a fee. See below for details.
Most of our XBlock classes take place off campus and students are released from their XBlock location at the end of the day. The off-campus XBlocks travel to their locations from AHS by bus, unless otherwise noted. Students are allowed to drive themselves from campus to XBlock locations but may not transport other students with the exception of siblings. The Hub Bus from AHS to DHS runs on Wednesdays for those who are on campus. Please note that 9R does not allow students to bring skateboards or scooters on their busses unless they fully enclosed in bags.
Students are required to complete three years of XBlock to graduate from AHS, even if they are participating in team sports. All 9th, 10th and 11th grade students are required to take XBlock; most seniors have already completed this requirement, but they are welcome to attend XBlock as helpers for staff. For those who participate in organized sports, we offer Athlete Study Hall.
XBlock is graded on a pass/fail basis, and in order to receive credit, students must attend a minimum of 70% of the time. This includes both excused and unexcused absences. For 1st quarter, that means students must be present for at least five of the seven classes or they will need to repeat XBlock senior year. Please make every effort not to schedule appointments during XBlock.
Please let me know if I can answer any questions about our XBlock program.