School starts at 8 AM (called 0 Period) for all 9th grade students to allow time for a computer science/advisory class. A number of other students — particularly those in pathways, which require specific courses — also begin the day at 8 AM. The 1st Period bell rings at 8:55 AM. Students are considered tardy after 9 AM. Wednesdays are minimum days to allow time for faculty planning sessions and professional development. Additionally, we have a special schedule for 1st and 2nd semester finals weeks.