Semesters versus Quarters

This year the Saint Paul Public School District has changed the school year system from semesters to quarters. Some students have difficulties adjusting to this change and some actually like it this way. Some positive things about this change are that, you get more electives, so it’s really good for seniors who are behind in credits, and to have the chance to try new quarter classes that you couldn’t before.The negative thing about this are teachers are rushed in lesson plans, plus credit requirements are higher this year and students are also rushed in school work assignments. So we need your opinion in the following poll to determine whether quarters are best or semesters.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

plee057's picture
plee057 says:

I agree that we should' ve stayed the same and kept the semesters. We were doing just fine without quarters.

posted on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 5:19pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

Plee057 - where is the science connection to this post? Remember, all posts should be related to current science or we'll remove them...

posted on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 11:15pm
rose's picture
rose says:

Typically, colleges will divide the academic year using either the semester system or a quarter system. The two are very different.However,In Semester More time for insight into study.Improved quality of education.Better exploration of subjects and thus better education.More inexpensive system to operate.In Quarter system Quick & interesting classes.Students & faculties are comfortable,Faster Graduation & less dropouts,More large variety of classes,More in-depth education,Well-organized curriculum,Convenient for working students,Long summer sessions for classes,Motivation for hard work.,Motivation for hard work and Quarter system attracts students.

posted on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 11:24pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Semesters are way better than quarters. With quarters, it seems like you just start to understand the material of the class and then the quarter is over and you might not have the second half of that class until 4h quarter or something like that. Semesters are better all around

posted on Sat, 04/28/2012 - 3:13pm

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