Longer class periods allow for greater depth of instruction and this increases the opportunity for teachers to utilize differentiated and varied teaching strategies (i.e. cooperative learning, inquiry-based lessons, simulations, science labs, etc.), as well as student-centered learning experiences, and other instructional approaches.
Also, students with four classes per day versus have fewer classes to prepare for on a given day, which can allow them to give each class greater attention.
Another benefit is that students will have the opportunity to receive eight credits a year as opposed to six, making it easier to meet the state of Nevada’s graduation requirement of 22 ½ , which for the class of 2022 changes to 23 credits.
Lastly, fewer transition periods can lead to a reduced number of discipline issues.