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About Primavera: Six-Week Courses

Primavera is the largest high school in Arizona serving about 25,000 students each year. Even so, there are still many who are unfamiliar with online school and how it works. That’s why we started this blog series, About Primavera, to educate people on who we are and how we can help you.

Primavera is structured differently from the traditional semesters. Instead of six courses at once, our students take two classes condensed into six weeks. Doing so brings our students several benefits, which we’ll explain in this post.

Why Six-Week Courses? Reduced Stress, Greater Focus

Six-week courses allow students to focus on two courses at a time. Many of our students report they prefer this model compared to juggling six classes at once.

Classes set in a six-week time frame can lead to greater retention. For one, a student’s attention is not so divided. For another, finals occur six weeks after mastering concepts, not 15 weeks, like the traditional school.

Why Six-Week Courses? Catch Up or Get Ahead

Another benefit: getting ahead. The six-week block equates to a semester credit. Because there are two per block, adding on courses is much more doable than at a traditional school.

Students who qualify can take three courses every six weeks to earn up to three additional credits in a school year, not counting summer school.

Students who are not behind in credits can graduate up to two years early. Students who are credit deficient can still graduate on time, thanks to our six-week block structure.

Learn more about graduating early in this post.

Learn more about catching up on credits in this post.

Why Six-Week Courses? Open Enrollment

If students need a change in their schooling, they shouldn’t have to wait. We want to allow students to make the switch to online school without falling behind. As a result, we offer A, B and C tracks, all set to six-week blocks. With multiple tracks, new classes start every two weeks.

Click here to view the 2017-18 schedule.

  • Do you have a question about our six-week courses? Share with us in the comments below; we’re happy to help!

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